Daniel Joseph Griffin

Daniel Joseph Griffin

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 11 Dec 1926 (aged 46)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot St. Augustine, System CEM, Section AUGU, Row 24, Plot 26
Memorial ID 6945243 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to represent New York's 8th District in the Sixty-third and two succeeding Congresses, he served from March 4, 1913 to December 31, 1917. Griffin was born in Brooklyn, New York. Following academic studies in Montreal and Jersey City, New Jersey, he graduated from the New York Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1902 and became a practicing attorney in his native city. He was Commissioner of Licenses for the Borough of Brooklyn (1903 to 1906) and head of the administration and guardianship departments of the Kings County Surrogate's Court (1906 to 1912). As a Delegate to the 1912 Democratic National Convention, Griffin secured the party's nomination for Congress and was elected in November of that year. During his service in the US House he was Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee. He resigned in the middle of his third term to become Sheriff of Kings County (1918 to 1919), after which he resumed private law practice in Brooklyn until his death at 46.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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ERECTED BY DANIEL J. GRIFFIN IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Joseph Griffin (26 Mar 1880–11 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6945243, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .