GRIFFITH, Parker, (1942 - )


Collection of the U. S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

GRIFFITH, Parker, a Representative from Alabama; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 6, 1942; attended Loyola University, Chicago, Ill., 1962-1964; B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1966; M.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1970; United States Army Reserve, 1970-1973; teacher; physician; businessman; real estate developer; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Huntsville, Ala., in 2004; member, Alabama state senate, 2006-2008; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress; changed from the Democratic to Republican Party on December 22, 2009 (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate for nomination for One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.