GRIFFIN, Samuel, (1746 - 1810)


GRIFFIN, Samuel, a Representative from Virginia; born in 1746 in Richmond County, Va.; pursued classical studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced; colonel in the Revolutionary War; was wounded at Harlem Heights October 12, 1776; served on the State board of war; member of the State house of delegates 1786-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration supporter to the First Congress, reelected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second Congress, and returned as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); died November 3, 1810.