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Charles Hudson GRIFFIN

(1926-1989)

GRIFFIN, Charles Hudson, (great-great-grandson of Isaac Griffin), a Representative from Mississippi; born on a farm near Utica, Miss., May 9, 1926; educated at Utica High School, Hinds Junior College, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1949; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946, Pacific Theater, as an apprentice seaman and quartermaster, third class; assistant to United States Representative John Bell Williams from July 1, 1949, to January 15, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John Bell Williams, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (March 12, 1968-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; secretary of the Mississippi State senate 1980-1989; was a resident of Utica, Miss., until his death there on September 10, 1989.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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