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William J. Granfield

William Joseph Granfield was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Granfield was born in Springfield on December 18, 1889, he attended elementary and high school in Springfield, graduated from Williston Academy in 1910. In 1913 he received his law degree from the Notre Dame Law School, he began to practice in Springfield. He was a member of Springfield's common council in 1915 and 1916, served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1917 to 1919, he was a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1918 and 1919, a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions every four years from 1924 to 1940. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William K. Kaynor, he was reelected to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from February 11, 1930 to January 3, 1937. Granfield was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, he was appointed presiding justice of the district court of Springfield in 1936, served until his retirement July 27, 1949.

He died in Springfield on May 28, 1959. Interment was at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. United States Congress. "William J. Granfield". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

9 Vulpeculae

9 Vulpeculae is a star in the northern constellation of Vulpecula, located about 550 light years away based on parallax. It is visible to the naked eye as a faint, blue-white hued star with a baseline apparent visual magnitude of 5.00. The star is moving further from the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of +5 km/s; this a B-type star with a stellar classification of B8 IIIn, where the'n' notation indicates "nebulous" lines due to rapid rotation. It has a high rate of spin with a projected rotational velocity of 185 km/s; the star is radiating 431 times the Sun's luminosity from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 10,917 K. This is a suspected variable star of unknown type, ranging in magnitude from 4.99 down to 5.08.9 Vulpeculae has two reported distant companions: component B, with a separation of 9.3" and magnitude 13.4, C, with a separation of 108" and a magnitude of 12.5". It is a suspected variable star