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Grant, Madison

Kathy J. Cooke

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1300642
Grant, Madison

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Grant, Madison (19 November 1865–30 May 1937), lawyer and naturalist, was born in New York, New York, the son of Gabriel Grant, a physician, and Caroline Amelia Manice. His parents were wealthy and supported his private education in New York, private tutoring in Germany, and extensive travel in Europe and the Middle East. He graduated from Yale University in 1887 and received his LL.B. from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1890. Grant practiced law after his graduation, but his primary interests were those of a naturalist. He also played an important role in restricting immigration in the United States in the 1920s....

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