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William Wallace Grout (May 24, 1836 - October 7, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Vermont.


Born in Compton, Province of Quebec, Grout pursued an academic course and graduated from the Poughkeepsie (New York) Law School in 1857. He was admitted to the bar in December of the same year and practiced in Barton, Vermont. He served as lieutenant colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, in the Union Army during the Civil War. He served as prosecuting attorney of Orleans County in 1865 and 1866. He served in the State house of representatives 1868-1870 and in 1874. He served as member of the State senate in 1876 and served as president pro tempore of that body.

Grout was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress.

Grout was elected to the Forty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1901). He served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia (Fifty-first Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-sixth Congresses). He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Kirby, Vermont, October 7, 1902. He was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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