Clarence "Tiny" Grant

Professor Clarence Tiny GrantClarence L. "Tiny" Grant, 83, of Riverwoods Drive, died peacefully on October 13, 2013 at his home. Born July 8, 1930 in Rollinsford, he was the son of Merton and Susan (Hutchins) Grant. In 1952, he married his wife, Helen (Garland) in Dover. He graduated from Dover High School in 1947, earned his BS in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire in 1951 and his MS in Chemistry in 1956. He was awarded his PhD in Chemistry at Rutgers University in 1960. He was Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at University of New Hampshire, where he taught for 36 years, and served as the chairman of the Chemistry Dept. from 1976-1979.  Among his many achievements, he was particularly proud of developing a course in Statistics and Experimental Design that was taken by hundreds of students both from UNH and local industry.

"Tiny" was a mentor to thousands of students over his career and was voted by students an Outstanding Teacher award in 1987. He was a valued consultant to many industries, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who awarded him an Army Special Act award in 1994. Dr. Grant was a member of many professional organizations including serving as President for the Society of Applied Spectroscopy. His accomplishments include publishing 52 journal articles, 5 book chapters, and 30 government technical publications. In addition, he gave over 130 national and international technical presentations.  Tiny was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, most recently Rising Star Lodge #47 F&AM in Newmarket. He was predeceased by his brothers, Donald Grant & Kenneth Grant. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Helen (Garland) Grant of Exeter; 3 sons, Philip Grant and his wife Patricia of Windham, Stephen Grant of Monroe Township, N.J, and David Grant and his wife Hazel of Keene; 5 grandchildren, Sarah, James, Jonathan, Christine, and Stephanie; and nieces and nephews.