U.S Grant 3rd

PAST GOVERNOR GENERAL

U. S. GRANT 3d DIES

Died August 29, 1968 at age 87.
Born July 4, 1881.


Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 3d, namesake and grandson of the nation's 18th President, died Thursday, August 29, 1968 at his summer home at Clinton, New York. He retired from the Army in 1945 and lived in Washington.

Past Governor General of the Founders and Patriots of America, Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant 3d, was the second man to hold the office twice with a long interval between. He served from 1933 to 1935 and again from 1954 to 1957. Only his father, Maj. Gen. Frederick Dent Grant had a similar record. The elder Grant was the first Governor General of the Order when it was founded in 1896. He served 1896-1898 and again from 1910 to 1912.

Two other Governors General served interrupted terms: Admiral George Dewey from 1904 to 1906 and from 1906 to 1908; Col. William Cary Sanger served from 1914 to 1916 and from 1916 to 1917. Each had another Governor General elected to serve, but who died: one after installation and the other before installation.

Classmate of Douglas MacArthur at the United States Military Academy at West Point, General Grant served in both World Wars and won both the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. As a graduate in the Corps of Engineers, he held various engineering commands throughout the nation. He served as director of Public Buildings and Parks in Washington from 1926 to 1933.

As brigadier general at the start of World War II, he served as chief of the Office of Civilian Defense protection branch from 1942 to 1944. He retired in 1945 as a major general and from 1946 to 1951 was vice president of George Washington University.

He was president of the Columbia Historical Society and a member of the Union League and Century Clubs in New York—and the Army and Navy, Cosmos and Metropolitan Clubs in Washington. He is survived by three daughters.