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Ulysses Grant Groff

Born: Oct 29, 1865

Death: Oct 15, 1950

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Ulysses Grant Groff

Date of Birth : Oct 29, 1865
Date of Death : Oct 15, 1950
Birth Place : United States of America

Ulysses Grant Groff was a large landowner and philanthropist noted for substantial donations to the City of Amherst, Massachusetts and to Amherst College. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to plantation owner John Groff and Susan Beaver and married Julia Page Quick, the daughter of the Anglican Bishop of Philadelphia in Germantown, Pennsylvania on 14 March 1888. In 1890 during a period of strong industrial growth, he relocated to Amherst, Massachusetts in order to develop what was at the time a large-scale farming enterprise. Despite the Great Depression, his enterprise fared exceptionally well compared to others, and he soon became a major landowner in Amherst. Upon reaching retirement age, he downscaled his holdings and donated large portions to the City of Amherst and to Amherst College. Ulysses Grant Groff died in an automobile accident in Massachusetts two weeks before his 85th birthday. He was the father of real estate developer and businessman Charles Wister Groff.


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