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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Birthday
1720
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Ballindalloch

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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.
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  • 1805
    Age 85
    In 1805, he retired from the British army.
  • 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.
  • 1796
    Age 76
    In 1796, he was appointed a full General, and retired from active military services.
  • 1791
    Age 71
    In 1791, he was transferred from the 55th to the 11th Foot.
  • 1789
    Age 69
    In 1789, he was appointed Governor of Stirling Castle, and Commanding General of the Army in Scotland.
  • 1787
    Age 67
    In 1787, he was re-elected to Parliament.
  • 1782
    Age 62
    In 1782, he was appointed a Lieutenant General.
  • 1780
    Age 60
    In 1780, he was defeated in parliamentary elections.
  • 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.
    On 1 April 1779, Lord Germain instructed Grant to establish small garrisons throughout the West Indes.
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  • 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.
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    Grant was unsuccessful in trapping Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, at the Battle of Barren Hill, on 20 May 1778.
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  • 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.
  • 1776
    Age 56
    By the summer of 1776, General William Howe had replaced Gage as commander, and took Grant's advice about New York.
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    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.
  • 1775
    Age 55
    By the summer of 1775, he was returned to active service, and Colonel Grant was ordered to America.
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    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."
  • FORTIES
  • 1764
    Age 44
    They divided it into two colonies, and James Grant was named governor of East Florida in 1764.
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  • 1761
    Age 41
    In 1761, he commanded an expedition against the Cherokee during the Anglo-Cherokee War.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1758
    Age 38
    Having no wilderness experience, he was ambushed himself by Indians and French on September 14, 1758.
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    In 1758, he led part of the regiment in an expedition led by General John Forbes.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1720
    Age 0
    Born in 1720.
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