Clubs Famous National Grange Members  

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

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

Norman Rockwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous National Grange Members
Dec. 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
Dec. at 61 (1906-1967)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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