graduating from Central High School in Washington, D.C., Luis was a
high-level interpreter for Gen. John J. Pershing in the settlement
of a border dispute between Uraguay and Paraguay,
and traveled to Peru.
August 20, 1927, he married Anne Maria Waters from Riverdale, MD, a
friend of his sister Concepcion (Connie), who lived in a different
part of town. When Anne
stayed for dinner with the Granados family, Luis walked her home.
They lived in several different houses near Anneís parents
in Riverdale and during the depths of the depression moved in with
them. In 1937, they
moved into the house formally occupied by Luiís father.
had six children: Luis, Jr., 1928; Elizabeth Anne, 1929; Robert
Alexander, 1932; Joseph Rey, 1934; Ramon Francis, 1936, and Maria
out as a bank teller, the Great Depression and subsequent Bank
Holiday forced Luis to seek other employment.
In 1939 he became a Program Analyst with the Army Air Corps,
and was one of the first persons to work in the Pentagon.
From November 16, 1942 to December
9, 1946 he was a Tech Sgt. in the Maryland State Guard, the
wartime replacement for the activated Maryland National Guard.
member of the Knights of Columbus since 1925, he became the State
Deputy, Grand Knight of two different Councils and founder of the
Zegus Caravan of the Alhambra. In
1966, he retired from the government and moved
to the home he had built in California, MD, where he lived
until his death on August 1, 1992.
Granados died on April 21, 1999 at the age of 93.