John William Griggs

John William Griggs

Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 28 Nov 1927 (aged 78)
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section 4, Lots 206-209
Memorial ID 4837 · View Source
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New Jersey Governor, U.S. Presidential Cabinet Member. He graduated from Lafayette College, in 1868, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1871 and Paterson, New Jersey. He was a member of the New Jersey House of Representatives, (1876-78), served as the City Attorney of Paterson, (1879-82) and was a member of the New Jersey State Senate, (1882-85). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican the 36th Governor of New Jersey, serving until 1898. As Governor, a commission was organized to revise state statutes; anti-gambling laws were sanctioned and construction was approved to build a dam on the Delaware River. He resigned from office, to accept an appointment from President William McKinley as the 43rd U.S. Attorney General, serving (1898-1901). He then served on the Permanent Court of Arbitration, (1901-12). From 1919, he was RCA’s director and the company's general counsel until his death at age 78.

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