Dr. William R. R. Granger, Jr., who had been a physician in Brooklyn for 52 years at his retirement in 1970, died Sunday of Parkinson's disease in Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn. He was 82 years old and lived in Smithtown, L.I.
Dr. Granger, the son of a physician, was educated at Barringer High School in Newark and Dartmouth College, setting track records at both institutions. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1915 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 19171 and served his internship at Freedman's Hospital in Washington. During the administration of Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia Dr. Granger was a member of the Mayor's Committee on Unity.
He leaves his wife, the former Virginia Anderson Colman, two brothers, Dr. Lester B. Granger, retired executive director of the National Urban League, and Dr. Lloyd N. Granger, and children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by his two earlier marriages.