Samuel Marvin Griffin

Samuel Marvin Griffin

Birth
Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Jun 1982 (aged 74)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Burial Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7961435 · View Source
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Georgia Governor. He graduated from the Citadel South Carolina, in 1929 and taught school at Randolph-Macon Academy Virginia, (1929-33). Moving the Georgia, he was editor of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight and served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, (1934-36). During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of a unit in New Guinea. After the war, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, (1948-55) and was elected as a Democrat the 72nd Governor of Georgia, serving (1955-59). During his tenure, the state initiated educational television programming for schools, additional classrooms were added to the public school system, 3,000 new teachers were hired, new public health centers were established and child services were all improved. After leaving office, he returned to his newspaper business until his death from lung cancer, at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7961435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Marvin Griffin (4 Sep 1907–13 Jun 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7961435, citing Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .