James Grant
James Grant
James Grant, Laird of Ballindalloch was a major general in the British Army during the American War of Independence. He served as Governor of East Florida from 1763 to 1771.
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DPW Spends Most of Sunday Clearing Trees, Wires - Patch.com
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"Today we have had downed trees and power lines on Salem St. to Witham St., Walnut St to King James Grant area (several streets) and Wing Rd. (damaged our radio repeater) and currently Archer Lane," Police Chief David Breen said
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Rick Springfield, who plays Sunday night at Foellinger Theatre, loves his fans - News Sentinel
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Fans of daytime television may remember him best as the character Dr. Noah Drake from the soap opera “General Hospital,” but Australian-born Rick Springfield's greatest success has come as a recording artist. With more than 19 million
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Seven inducted into Dothan Business Hall of Fame - Dothan Eagle
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James W. Grant III, a former Dothan mayor and owner of James Grant Realty, thanks his family and the people he has worked with for his success. “It kind of takes my breath to see my name listed with this group of notables,” Dove said Thursday night
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Greenbelt man sues co-op over second-hand smoke - WJLA
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“You deal with a lot of nuisances from your neighbors and you have to learn to cope with it and try to work it out with them,” neighbor James Grant said. Schuman says after trying everything he could think of, he took the co-op to court because it
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Can Jeremy Grantham Profit From Ecological Mayhem?
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Sitting in a Panera in Boston’s financial district in early July with Jeremy Grantham, I suddenly found myself considering how I might safeguard my children’s and notional grandchildren’s future by somehow engineering the U.S. annexation of Morocco. Grantham, the founder and chief strategist of the asset-management firm GMO , was
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Tie Central Bankers' Hands, Return to Gold Standard: Grant - CNBC.com
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Central bankers are in the business of "currency manipulation," James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC Thursday. He wants a "modernized, 21st century gold standard that checks the capacity of central banks to print money
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BOOK REVIEW: 'Mr. Speaker!' - Washington Times
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THOMAS B. REED: THE MAN WHO BROKE THE FILIBUSTER By James Grant James Grant, author of five books on finance and financial history and a television commentator, has produced this interesting biography of Republican Speaker of the
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How UNICEF created a revolution - Prevention Action
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This was shown when Peter Admson looked at the pioneering work of James Grant at UNICEF. In 1980, Peter Adamson received a telephone call from James Grant, the newly executive director of UNICEF, asking if Adamson would join him as the editor of the
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Editors' Choice: Recent Books of Particular Interest
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THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, by Helen Schulman (Harper/HarperCollins, $24.99.) In this timely novel, a family's Manhattan life comes crashing down when their 15-year-old forwards a sexually explicit video made for him, unsolicited, by a girl two years younger. AGE OF GREED: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present, by Jeff
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Nothing for granted, but Tigers get a rising star - Sydney Morning Herald
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Which is why his uncle, former Balmain star James Grant, reckons he will receive a warmer reception than he himself did upon his arrival at the Tigers. The younger Grant will link with the joint-venture club next year after a successful rugby career
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Little-Known Gold From the Gilded Age - Wall Street Journal
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By David A. Wells (1889) The dull title of "Recent Economic Changes" does no justice to David A. Wells's fascinating contemporary account of a deflationary miasma that settled over the world's advanced economies in the 1880s
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House Manager
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MR. SPEAKER! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster By James Grant Illustrated. 426 pp. Simon & Schuster. $28. Every serious student of Congress is familiar with Thomas B. Reed, a dominant speaker of the House near the end of the 19th century who was known as a ''czar'' for his use of the House rules to achieve the
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Could A Federal Reserve Bank Go Bust? - Forbes (blog)
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James Grant, publisher of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, is a longtime skeptic of central banks around the globe and of their typically steep leverage. Federal Reserve notes are fiat currency, Grant keeps reminding us. They are pieces of paper that
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Celtic eye Thompson loan - SkySports
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He does, however, remain in their long term plans," his agent Peter Morrison of James Grant Sports confirmed to skysports.com. "I have now spoken to a number of clubs in both the Championship and League One and there is certainly a great deal of
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Notes from Jim Grant Interview with FCIC - GuruFocus.com
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I'm currently reading James Grant's book Mr. Market Miscalculates, and have become interested by what he has to say for two reasons: first, he is logical (that's a rarity in a lot of market analysis); second, it is a different perspective from the herd
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The golden rule of fiscal discipline - Washington Post
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The solution to the looming federal funding crisis could hardly be simpler. America has a credit card. What it sorely needs is a debit card. Imagine a super-premium platinum credit card with no preset spending limits; no membership fee;
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Caden Grant-Barrow & Jaxson Grant-Barrow - Canton Daily Ledger
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By Anonymous CREVE COEUR - Caden James Grant-Barrow and Jaxson Robert Grant-Barrow, infant sons of Julia Ann Grant and Chad Robert Barrow of 512 S. Stewart St., both passed away on Tuesday (June 21, 2011) at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1806
    Age 86
    He died at 86, April 13, 1806.
    More Details Hide Details His estate went to his grandnephew, George Macpherson. His papers are at the National Archives of Scotland, and have been copied for the Library of Congress.
  • 1805
    Age 85
    In 1805, he retired from the British army.
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  • 1802
    Age 82
    In 1802, he retired to his estate on the Avon and Spey rivers as the Laird of Ballindalloch, after relinquishing his seat in Parliament.
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  • 1796
    Age 76
    In 1796, he was appointed a full General, and retired from active military services.
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  • 1791
    Age 71
    In 1791, he was transferred from the 55th to the 11th Foot.
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  • 1789
    Age 69
    In 1789, he was appointed Governor of Stirling Castle, and Commanding General of the Army in Scotland.
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  • 1787
    Age 67
    In 1787, he was re-elected to Parliament.
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  • 1782
    Age 62
    In 1782, he was appointed a Lieutenant General.
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  • 1780
    Age 60
    In 1780, he was defeated in parliamentary elections.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1779
    Age 59
    He embarked for England on 1 August 1779, but his dispositions provided the basis for the British successes in the Caribbean during the final years of the war.
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    On 1 April 1779, Lord Germain instructed Grant to establish small garrisons throughout the West Indes.
    More Details Hide Details Grant had the moral courage to defy Germain and refused to carry out this order. In his letters of 8 and 17 July, he pointed out to the Secretary of State for America that naval superiority was paramount and that small detachments on every island would not be wise. Instead he deployed the West Indes garrisons to cover the major naval bases. He posted the 15th, 28th, and 55th Foot and 1,500 gunners at Saint Kitts. The 27th, 35th, and 49th Foot and 1,600 gunners defended Saint Lucia. Meanwhile, the royal dockyard at Antigua was held by an 800-man garrison of the 40th and 60th Foot. Grant also reinforced the fleet with 925 soldiers.
  • 1778
    Age 58
    Finally, Grant was shipped off to the West Indies. On October 27, 1778, he led a successful expeditionary force to capture the French West Indian island of St. Lucia.
    More Details Hide Details A superior French garrison, surrendered on 28 December, at the Battle of La Vigie.
    Grant was unsuccessful in trapping Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, at the Battle of Barren Hill, on 20 May 1778.
    More Details Hide Details Lafayette held the position along the Schuylkill River with 2,200 troops and five guns. His front was picketed by 150 light infantry and 50 Oneida Indians under Allen McLane and his left was held by James Potter and 600 Pennsylvania militia. The bulk of his command was formed by a veteran brigade under Enoch Poor. Sir William Howe sent Grant with 6,000 men and 15 guns to circle wide to the right and come in behind Lafayette's force, while he attacked in front with 4,000 soldiers. Charles Grey with 2,000 British and Hessian grenadiers was ordered to strike the American left flank. The maneuver began auspiciously when Potter's milita dispersed in the face of Grant's column. However, the capture of two of Grey's soldiers warned Lafayette of his danger. Meanwhile, Grant halted his troops to wait for Grey to appear and this allowed the Americans to begin moving back to Matson's Ford. When Grant finally lurched forward again, Lafayette sent some of Poor's troops forward in a feint. Grant was fooled and stopped his advance a second time. By the time he realized what was happening, most of the Americans had slipped out of his grasp via a road that the British were not aware of. Grant nevertheless unleashed his cavalry in pursuit, but they took the wrong route and only arrived in time to see the last of Lafayette's men crossing at Matson's.
  • 1777
    Age 57
    Grant quick-marched his battalion to the battle of White Plains, but he arrived too late. In 1777, Grant devised the battle plans for the battle of Brandywine Creek.
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  • 1776
    Age 56
    By the summer of 1776, General William Howe had replaced Gage as commander, and took Grant's advice about New York.
    More Details Hide Details Grant was given the provisional rank of major-general, and played several key parts in Howe's movements. Fortunately for the Americans, Howe refused advice from Grant, who proposed burning Boston, Marblehead, New York, and Philadelphia. As the New York Campaign sought to give the British control of New York City, Grant had become Howe's primary planning officer. He developed two plans, each of which was designed to both gain control of territory and to deal a serious or fatal blow to the American army. These resulted in the Battle of Brooklyn, and Battle of White Plains. Both of these were British victories, as was the overall campaign, but General Washington avoided the death blow each time. In the Battle of Long Island on August 26 and 27, Major General Grant led the division that landed on the left wing. He was to engage the American right and divert attention from Howe's flanking manoeuvre with the main body. An advance unit of his troops engaged the Americans at the Red Lion Inn, which was the first engagement of the battle. Grant completed his mission, and severely defeated the American General William Alexander's division.
    His prediction that Boston was an untenable position was proved correct the following spring, and, on March 17, 1776, he accompanied the general withdrawal to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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  • 1775
    Age 55
    By the summer of 1775, he was returned to active service, and Colonel Grant was ordered to America.
    More Details Hide Details He arrived in Boston on July 30. In the aftermath of the Battle of Bunker Hill, he urged General Gage to move the troops to New York City, to have room to manoeuvre. His advice was ignored at the time, and he remained as a supernumerary until December, when he was made colonel and commander of the 55th Regiment of Foot. He would hold that command until 1791.
    In a speech early in 1775, he remarked that the colonists " could not fight ", and declared that he could "go from one end of America to other and geld all the males."
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  • FORTIES
  • 1764
    Age 44
    They divided it into two colonies, and James Grant was named governor of East Florida in 1764.
    More Details Hide Details He move to his capital at St. Augustine, established the Florida-Georgia border, stopped Indian raids with the Treaty of Fort Picolata, and encouraged new settlement in his colony. Grant's ventures were ultimately profitable, but most attempts failed to produce results. He encouraged new agriculture, setting up trade in cotton, indigo, timber, and cochineal. He personally gained and developed several plantations as grants. Then, in 1771, illness forced him to return to England. Patrick Tonyn replaced him as governor. Grant appointed Dr. David Yeats, the Secretary of the Colony, to manage his plantations in his absence. Yeats' letters to Grant concerning the properties have long interested Florida colonial historians. Back home in Scotland, Grant was elected to Parliament as an MP for Tain Burghs. In the period leading up to the American Revolutionary War, he became one of the most outspoken of the anti-American members.
  • 1761
    Age 41
    In 1761, he commanded an expedition against the Cherokee during the Anglo-Cherokee War.
    More Details Hide Details After being briefly stationed at Fort Ticonderoga, his regiment was moved to the Caribbean Theatre of the Seven Years' War. They fought at the Siege of Havana, held by Spanish forces, which ended in the surrender of the city. When the war was over, the regiment was disbanded in America in 1763. With the Treaty of Paris (1763), Britain gained control of Florida from the Spanish.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1758
    Age 38
    Having no wilderness experience, he was ambushed himself by Indians and French on September 14, 1758.
    More Details Hide Details At this engagement, the Battle of Fort Duquesne, the British force was repelled with 342 men killed, wounded or captured. The prisoners consisted of Major Grant and 18 of his men. He was paroled soon after, and tried to blame his defeat on the failure of the colonial militia to follow orders.
    In 1758, he led part of the regiment in an expedition led by General John Forbes.
    More Details Hide Details On this expedition, he became acquainted with others who would also play larger parts in the American Revolutionary War: George Washington, Francis Marion, and Hugh Mercer, among others. He also gained a contempt for the colonial or militia troops that would colour his later views. In September, Grant was assigned to lead an advance part of around 800 men to determine the French strength at Fort Duquesne. The force was mainly made up of militia, but he took along a number of officers from the regulars, since he had little respect for the colonial troops. He then decided to split his force hoping to encourage a French attack that he could surprise and overwhelm.
  • 1757
    Age 37
    By 1757, Grant was a major of the 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders), fighting in the French and Indian War.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1744
    Age 24
    Grant was born on the family estate of Ballindalloch in Banffshire in the Northeast of Scotland. He began his military career by purchasing a commission as captain in the Royal Scots on October 24, 1744.
    More Details Hide Details The regiment was shipped to the Continent and Grant fought with them in the Battle of Fontenoy (1745).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1720
    Age 0
    Born in 1720.
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