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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Honorable Quentin E. Grant, 94, retired federal judge, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at his home in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Grant was born in Oneonta. He attended Cornell University, leaving school to serve as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. After returning from war, he attended and graduated from Albany Law School of Union University.
Following graduation from law school he began his legal career as a consultant to the New York State Comptroller, then becoming an Assistant Attorney General in New York State. In the late 50s, Mr. Grant went into private practice, opening a firm in Oneonta with his father, the Honorable Donald H. Grant, retired state judge.
In 1960, Mr. Grant returned to public service, where he would spend the remainder of his professional career as an attorney, and then a jurist. He was a member of the boards of contract appeals of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Postal Service. He retired as Chief Administrative Law Judge of the U.S. Postal Service in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Claire Lauck; and a sister, Nancy Gibbons.
He is survived by his loving companion and best friend of 22 years, Holly Shaw; three sons, Eric Grant of Front Royal, Virginia, Kenneth Grant and his wife, Brenda of Scottsville, Virginia, and Michael Grant of Strasburg, Virginia; two daughters, Christine Grant of Marmora, New Jersey and Claudia Luce of Strasburg, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dianne Freeman of Sand Lake.
Arrangements are being handled by Advent Funeral Home in Falls Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to So Others Might Eat (SOME) at 71 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Published on May 30, 2017
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