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Anthony J. Griffin
Anthony J. Griffin

Anthony Jerome Griffin (April 1, 1866 in New York City – January 13, 1935) was an American politician from New York.

Life


He attended City College, Cooper Union, and New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1892, and practiced in New York City. Griffin organized and commanded Company F, Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish–American War in 1898 and 1899. He founded and edited the Bronx Independent from 1905 to 1907.

Griffin was member of the State Senate (22nd D.) from 1911 to 1914, sitting in the 134th, 135th, 136th and 137th New York State Legislatures. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1915.

Griffin was elected as a Democrat to the 65th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Bruckner. He was re-elected to the 66th and to the eight succeeding Congresses, and held office from March 5, 1918, until his death on January 13, 1935, in New York City.

Griffin was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[2]

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