Professor Grismore attended Oberlin College for two years and then earned his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1912 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1914. He joined the law faculty in 1914 as an instructor and was promoted to assistant professor in 1917. He left the law school from 1917-1919 to serve in the United States Army in World War I. Upon his return to the law school he was promoted to full professor. Between 1919 and 1921 he studied at Harvard and received a Doctor of Juridical Science in 1921.
Professor Grismore taught and wrote in the area of contracts publishing a case book on the subject in 1931 and a treatise, The Principles of the Law of Contracts, in 1947. As Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Law School, Professor Grismore was intimately and actively involved in the operation and activities of the Lawyers Club. He passed away in 1951.
Board of Regents Memoir
"Grover Cleveland Grismore: Memoir" Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1954-1957). 1253.
Memorials & Tributes:
Sunderland, Edson R., Leidy, Paul A., and Plant, Marcus L. "Grover Cleveland Grismore", 49 Mich. L. Rev. 1099 (1950-1951).