The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Index to Politicians



  GRIMES: See also Edward Grimes Breen — William Grimes Clark — George Allen Davis — Samuel Stillman Fifield — Frank Everett Furst — James Philip Gaffney — Frank C. Hanrahan — Alison C. Lundergan=Grimes — Susan Grimes Munsell — Wiley Croom Rodman
  Grimes, Billy — Libertarian. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 81st District, 2006. Still living as of 2006.
  Grimes, Bryan See John Bryan Grimes
Cecil Claymon Grimes, Jr. Grimes, Cecil Claymon, Jr. (1922-2014) — of Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Born in Greenville, Washington County, Miss., July 23, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1959-62; member of South Carolina state senate, 1962-72 (Georgetown County 1962-66, 10th District 1967-68, 15th District 1969-72); bank director. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of Confederate Veterans; Rotary. Died in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., October 8, 2014 (age 92 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Prince George Winyah Cemetery, Georgetown, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sadie (Ehlers) Grimes and Cecil Claymon Grimes, Sr.; married, October 4, 1947, to Harriet Horry Pyatt.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Carolina Legislative Manual 1964
  Grimes, Mrs. Charles — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Charles H. — of Owsley County, Ky. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1916-17. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Cliff B. — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Mayor of Columbus, Ga., 1882-89, 1896-97. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, David (born c.1953) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born about 1953. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Grimes, Faye — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Grimes, Francis E. — U.S. Vice Consul in Caracas, as of 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Frank Elwood (1859-1921) — also known as Frank E. Grimes — of Leoti, Wichita County, Kan.; Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born April 9, 1859. Republican. Kansas state treasurer, 1899-1903; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920. Died November 1, 1921 (age 62 years, 206 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Grimes, Frank M. — of Moberly, Randolph County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, H. M. — of Ord, Valley County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1883. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Helen — of Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Allegheny County 12th District; elected 1926. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, J. Bryan See John Bryan Grimes
  Grimes, James S. — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Grimes, James S. — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Republican. Mayor of Frederick, Md., 1994-2002; defeated, 2001. Still living as of 2002.
  Grimes, James Wilson (1816-1872) — also known as James W. Grimes — of Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Born in Deering, Hillsborough County, N.H., October 20, 1816. Member of Iowa territorial legislature, 1838-43; member of Iowa state legislature, 1852-54; Governor of Iowa, 1854-58; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1859-69. Congregationalist. Died in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, February 7, 1872 (age 55 years, 110 days). Interment at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Grimes and Betsey (Wilson) Grimes; married 1846 to Elizabeth Sarah Neally.
  The city of Grimes, Iowa, is named for him.  — Grimes Elementary School, in Burlington, Iowa, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Grimes (built 1943 at Portland, Oregon; scrapped 1972) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Grimes, Jesse (1788-1866) — of Texas. Born in Duplin County, N.C., February 6, 1788. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Washington, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Washington, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Washington, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1836-37, 1844-45; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1841-43. Died March 15, 1866 (age 78 years, 37 days). Original interment at John McGinty Cemetery, Near Navasota, Grimes County, Tex.; reinterment in 1929 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Grimes County, Tex. is named for him.
  Grimes, Joe (born c.1949) — of Wolfforth, Lubbock County, Tex. Born about 1949. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Grimes, John A. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, John Bryan (1868-1923) — also known as J. Bryan Grimes — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., June 3, 1868. Democrat. Planter; member, North Carolina Board of Agriculture, 1899-1900; president, Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina; secretary of state of North Carolina, 1901-23; died in office 1923. Episcopalian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Sons of the Revolution; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Junior Order. Died January 16, 1923 (age 54 years, 227 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bryan Grimes and Charlotte Emily (Bryan) Grimes; married, November 14, 1894, to Mary Octavia Laughinghouse; married 1904 to Elizabeth Forest Laughinghouse.
  Grimes, John M. (b. 1873) — of Missouri; Clarke County, Iowa. Born near Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., February 1, 1873. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Missouri state senate 18th District, 1907-10; Iowa state treasurer, 1943-51. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Kester Bernarr (1905-1985) — also known as Kester B. Grimes — of Pullman, Whitman County, Wash. Born in Pullman, Whitman County, Wash., July 1, 1905. Mayor of Pullman, Wash., 1952-58. Died July 12, 1985 (age 80 years, 11 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pullman, Wash.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Grimes, M. C. — of Chambers, Holt County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Mary C. — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Grimes, Owen — of Kentucky. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, P. A. — of Centralia, Boone County, Mo. Democrat. Mayor of Centralia, Mo., 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Philip C. — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Grimes, Ralph M. — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Republican. Postmaster at Kearney, Neb., 1874-85. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Richard O. — of Colorado. Perot Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Grimes, Robert A., Jr. — of Genesee County, Mich. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1959. Still living as of 1959.
  Grimes, Robert P. — of Anderson, Madison County, Ind. Republican. Postmaster at Anderson, Ind., 1901-07. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Roderick — of Wethersfield, Hartford County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wethersfield, 1831. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Shannon — of Cherokee County, Okla. Republican. Chair of Cherokee County Republican Party, 2014. Still living as of 2014.
  Grimes, Stephen H. — of Florida. Justice of Florida state supreme court, 1987-. Still living as of 1997.
  Grimes, Thomas C. — of Nebraska. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, Thomas P. — of Warren, Macomb County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Grimes, Thomas Wingfield (1844-1905) — also known as Thomas W. Grimes — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., December 18, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1868-69, 1875-76; member of Georgia state senate, 1878-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1880; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1887-91. Died in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga., October 28, 1905 (age 60 years, 314 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas W. Grimes and Ann Lewis (Coleman) Grimes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Grimes, W. C. See William C. Grimes
  Grimes, W. L. — of Batavia, Kane County, Ill. Democrat. Postmaster at Batavia, Ill., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, W. S. — of Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, William A. — of Dover, Strafford County, N.H. Democrat. Candidate for New Hampshire Governor's Council 2nd District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Grimes, William Alvan — of New Hampshire. Justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1966-79; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1979-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Grimes, William C. (1857-1931) — of Sterling, Johnson County, Neb.; Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Okla. Born near New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, November 6, 1857. Republican. Printing business; newspaper editor; grocer; implement dealer; Johnson County Sheriff, 1885-89; chair of Johnson County Republican Party, 1887-89; member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee, Republican National Convention, 1896 ; secretary of Oklahoma Territory, 1901; Governor of Oklahoma Territory, 1901. Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 8, 1931 (age 73 years, 153 days). Interment somewhere in Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Grimes and Sarah A. Grimes; married, December 24, 1878, to Mary E. Cleaver.
  Grimes, William C. (b. 1876) — also known as W. C. Grimes — of Marshall County, W.Va.; Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va.; Wheeler, Webster County, W.Va. Born in Tyler County, W.Va., December 5, 1876. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 2nd District, 1909-12; chair of Mineral County Republican Party, 1917; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1932. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Moose. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob C. Grimes and Cora (Haines) Grimes; married, December 5, 1912, to Zola Gump.

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