GRIFFIN, Anthony Jerome

GRIFFIN, Anthony Jerome
69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1866–1935

Biography

GRIFFIN, Anthony Jerome, a Representative from New York; born in New York City April 1, 1866; attended the public schools, City College, Cooper Union, and the New York University Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in New York City; organized and commanded Company F, Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and 1899; founded and edited the Bronx Independent 1905-1907; member of the State senate 1911-1915; member of the New York State constitutional convention in 1915; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Bruckner; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 5, 1918, until his death in New York City, January 13, 1935; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: ca. 1883-1935, 14 linear feet. The Anthony Jerome Griffin Collection consists of correspondence, writings, legal and military records, political and personal papers, memorabilia, and printed matter relating to Griffin's military and political career. Correspondence, 1885-1935, is largely related to his political activities; the remainder pertains to his legislative concerns, immigration matters for his constituents, as well as some personal correspondence. Legal papers, 1885-1930, include case files, estate files and title abstracts. His writings consist of manuscript and typescript versions and galley proofs of poems, plays and stories. Diaries, 1886-1930, and notes and notebooks, 1883-1934, contain his observations on many professional and personal activities in addition to subject files. Military and patent records concern his military service and endeavors in submarine safety. Political papers are a combination of printed matter, notes and memoranda. Financial records are his accounts from 1887 to 1934. Also, personal memorabilia; graphic materials including photographs, original paintings and maps; and printed matter such as reprints, government manuals and clippings. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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