GRIFFIN, Levi Thomas, (1837 - 1906)


GRIFFIN, Levi Thomas, a Representative from Michigan; born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., May 23, 1837; moved with his parents to Rochester, Oakland County, Mich., in 1848; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; entered the United States Army in August 1862 as second lieutenant, and served as first lieutenant, adjutant, captain, brigade inspector, acting assistant adjutant general of the Cavalry division, and acting assistant adjutant general of the Cavalry corps, Military Division of Mississippi, and brevetted major; at the close of the war resumed the practice of law in Detroit; Fletcher professor of law in the University of Michigan 1886-1897; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the State supreme court in 1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Logan Chipman and served from December 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; pension agent in 1896 and 1897; died in Detroit, Mich., March 17, 1906; interment in Woodmere Cemetery.