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List of Famous National Grange Members ranked by fame and popularity. The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry is an organization that encourages communities to work together to promote the success of the community and agriculture. The Grange was founded in 1867 at the request of Andrew Johnson who wanted to improve agriculture conditions. Over the years the National Grange have had famous members, some of whom may surprise you.

Who is the most famous member of the National Grange? Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt tops our list. Roosevelt became a member of the Grange in 1914. He described his membership stating, “For many years I have been a member of the Grange. I have felt at home in it because it embodies the fine flavor of rural living which I myself have known and loved.”

It may be surprising to some that Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is an active member of the National Grange. Novoselic is the Worthy Master of the Grays River Grange. Novoselic spoke about his feelings toward the Grange with Seattle Weekly saying, “I enjoy participation in this organization because it keeps me connected in my community. If you have the time, imagination and most importantly, energy, there are many possibilities.”

What do you think of the National Grange's sense of community? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Franklin D. Roosevelt Died at 63 (1882-1945)

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Harry S. Truman Died at 88 (1884-1972)

Norman Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Norman Rockwell Died at 84 (1894-1978)

Krist Novoselic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous National Grange Members

Frederick Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Frederick Zimmermann Died at 61 (1906-1967)

Oliver Hudson Kelley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Oliver Hudson Kelley Died at 87 (1826-1913)

William Saunders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous National Grange Members
William Saunders Died at 78 (1822-1900)

Caroline A. Hall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Caroline A. Hall Died at 80 (1838-1918)

Francis Marion McDowell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Francis Marion McDowell Died at 63 (1831-1894)

John R. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous National Grange Members
John R. Thompson Died at 60 (1834-1894)

John Trimble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous National Grange Members
John Trimble Died at 71 (1831-1902)

Aaron B. Grosh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Aaron B. Grosh Died at 81 (1803-1884)

William M. Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous National Grange Members