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Daniel Joseph GRIFFIN

(1880-1926)

GRIFFIN, Daniel Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 26, 1880; attended the parochial schools, St. Laurent College, near Montreal, Canada, and St. Peter’s College, Jersey City; was graduated in law from the New York Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Brooklyn; commissioner of licenses for the Borough of Brooklyn 1903-1906; head of the administration and guardianship departments of the surrogate’s court of Kings County 1906-1912; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, to December 31, 1917, when he resigned; served as sheriff of Kings County in 1918 and 1919; resumed the practice of law; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on December 11, 1926; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

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