Judge Grant entered Harvard in the fall of 1869, and received the degree of A. B. in 1873. Soon after leaving the College he entered the Graduate School, receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1876. He then determined to devote himself to the study of law, and enrolled himself among the members of the Law School. In 1879 he graduated with the degree of LL.B. and entered the Massachusetts Bar, of which he soon became a very prominent member. It is interesting to notice that Judge Grant was connected with Harvard as a student in some department during the whole decade about which he is to talk. He is now a member of the Board of Overseers.
In addition to his law work, Judge Grant had devoted much of his time to literature and has won a wide reputation as a clever writer of short stories.