Grant Woods biography

Grant Woods


1954 –


Who is Grant Woods?

Grant Woods served as attorney general of Arizona from 1991 until 1999. A Republican. Arizona attorney general; one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, member of International Academy of Trial Lawyers; received multiple record verdicts for Arizona and the United States; voted by peers top attorney general in the country in 1994; led Civil Rights committee and Supreme Court committee for National Association of Attorneys General; first Republican to sue tobacco companies and key negotiator of the states' settlement which is the largest in history; founder of Mesa Boys and Girls Club, renamed as Grant Woods Boys and Girls Club; founder of Mesa Education Association; founder of Mesa Arts Academy; one of founders of Phoenix Children's Museum; screenwriter; columnist; songwriter; AP talk radio host of the year for the Grant Woods Show. Winner of top awards from Children's Action Alliance, Chicanos Por La Causa, Salvation Army, American Lung Association, American Heart Association. Married to former Fox News anchor Marlene Galan Woods; children: Austin, Lauren, Cole, Dylan, Ava.

Woods was a supporter of John McCain in his race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination against J.D. Hayworth in 2010. Woods was McCain's chief of staff when he was a congressman.


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May 19, 1954
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Lived in
  • Arizona

on July 23, 2013

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