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Isaac GRIFFIN

(1756-1827)

GRIFFIN, Isaac, (great-grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson and great-great-grandfather of Charles Hudson Griffin), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kent County, Del., February 27, 1756; attended the public schools; moved to Fayette County, Pa., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; commissioned a captain during the Revolutionary War; appointed justice of the peace in 1794; elected a member of the Pennsylvania house of representatives in 1807 and served four terms; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Smilie; reelected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from May 24, 1813, to March 3, 1817; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress; died from the effects of a fall from a wagon, on his estate in Nicholson Township, Pa., October 12, 1827; interment on what was known as the old Woods farm, Nicholson Township, Pa.

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

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