GRISWOLD, Matthew, (1833 - 1919)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representative

GRISWOLD, Matthew, (grandson of Roger Griswold), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., June 6, 1833; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; engaged in teaching and in agricultural pursuits for a number of years; elected to various local offices; member of the Connecticut house of representatives in 1862 and 1865; moved to Erie, Pa., in 1866; engaged in manufacturing; elected a trustee of Erie Academy for four successive terms; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; elected to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed manufacturing pursuits; died in Erie, Pa., May 19, 1919; interment in Erie Cemetery.