Mortimer N. Grant


RepublicanLaramie
Member of the Wyoming Constitutional Convention 1889
Territorial Auditor 1886-1890

Mortimer N. Grant was born March 2, 1851, in Lexington. Missouri; educated in the public schools and at a local military academy: came to Laramie, Wyoming in the spring of 1870 and accepted employment with a surveying party; in the fall of 1870 began contracting, doing some of the most important surveying ever performed in the Territory: continued this profession until 1876, when he became interested in mining and from that date until 1885 followed this occupation, running the mill in the Centennial Mine and developing the property of the Keystone Mine on Douglas Creek, also serving as mining expert for several concerns within and without the Territory; one of the original and largest owners of the Douglas Consolidated Placer Mines, selling the property for the Company in January 1897; affiliated with the Republican Party; a resident of Laramie at the time of his appointment as Auditor of the Territory, taking oath of office April 2, 1886, and serving until November 8, 1890; in 1889 elected a member of the Constitutional Convention; in 1894 elected Sheriff of Albany County; upon organization of the Laramie Mining and Stock Exchange, chosen President. Grant died in Santa Barbara on January 10, 1926, and is buried in Kearney, Nebraska alongside his wife, Helen.