GRIFFIN, Anthony Jerome, (1866 - 1935)


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.