William J. Grattan
William J. Grattan (May 20, 1876 – December 6, 1938) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born in West Troy, Albany County, New York. The family moved to Cohoes in 1887. He attended St. Augustine's Academy in Lansingburgh, St. Bernard's Academy in Cohoes, and the Albany Business College. Then he studied law with Myer Nussbaum, and at Albany Law School. He graduated in 1898, was admitted to the bar the same year, and practiced law in Albany.
He was a page of the New York State Assembly in 1892 and 1893; Assistant Librarian of the Assembly in 1894; Assistant Postmaster of the Assembly in 1895; and Private Secretary to State Senator Myer Nussbaum from 1896 to 1898.
Later, he was Clerk of Albany County for two terms.
He died on December 6, 1938, after a heart attack.
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 346, 348, 350f and 366f)
- The New York Red Book by Edgar L. Murlin (1903; pg. 137f)
- DECLARES BARNES CONTROLS ALBANY in NYT on September 13, 1914
- WILLIAM J. GRATTAN, EX-LEGISLATOR, 61 in NYT on December 6, 1938 (subscription required)