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Cyrus GRIFFIN

(1748-1810)

GRIFFIN, Cyrus, a Delegate from Virginia; born in Farnham, Richmond County, Va., July 16, 1748; sent to England to be educated; studied law at the University of Edinburgh and at the Temple in London; returned to Virginia; member of the State house of delegates in 1777, 1778, 1786, and 1787; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780, 1787-1788, and served as its president in 1788; president of the supreme court of admiralty; commissioner to the Creek Nation in 1789; judge of the United States District Court of Virginia from December 1789 until his death in Yorktown, Va., December 14, 1810; interment in Bruton Churchyard, Williamsburg, Va.

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

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