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 John Augustus Griswold

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John Augustus Griswold

Birth
Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death 31 Oct 1872 (aged 49)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot Griswold Family Mausoleum
Memorial ID 6942967 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Successful in steel manufacture and mercantile pursuits, he was the Mayor of Troy, New York, in 1855. He also served as president of the Troy & Lansingburgh Railroad Company, the Troy & Cohoes Railroad Company and the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Company. During the early part of the Civil War, his factory built the USS Monitor for the Union Military which defeated the Confederate Merrimac in a naval battle in 1862. In 1863, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses, serving until 1869. After leaving Congress, he served as regent of the New York State University, until his death from liver disease at age 53.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6942967
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6942967/john-augustus-griswold : accessed ), memorial page for John Augustus Griswold (11 Nov 1822–31 Oct 1872), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6942967, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .