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Grant, L. Murray



  • Existence: 1877 - 1964

Biographical Information

Lloyd Murray Grant was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1877. He attended high school in Westminster, British Columbia, then earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue in 1904. Grant was active in athletics and many student organizations, including Tau Beta Pi; Irving Literary Society, serving as its President in his senior year; Mechanical Engineering Society; freshman class Vice President; Toastmaster in his sophomore and senior class banquets; and Business Manager on the Debris Yearbook Staff.

Grant was President of the Purdue Alumni Association 1907-1908. In June 1909 he married Bernice Nelson, Purdue Class of 1905, and they returned to Washington. He lived and worked in Seattle for many years, where he was active in the local Purdue Alumni Club. Professionally, Grant worked in pipe manufacturing and "designed and constructed most of the large, continuous stave penstocks and pipe lines in the U.S." (Who's Who in Engineering), and was a member of the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.


1904 Debris Yearbook


Who's Who in Engineering 1920


U.S. Census Records

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

L. Murray Grant and Bernice Nelson Grant papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 330
Scope and Contents The L. Murray Grant and Bernice Nelson Grant papers document the Grants' student life and post-graduation ties to Purdue. The papers include dance cards, programs, articles, and correspondence with Purdue President Winthrop Stone and Trustee David Ross.
Dates: 1903 - 1933; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1905