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Samuel GRIFFIN

(1746-1810)

GRIFFIN, Samuel, a Representative from Virginia; born in 1746 in Richmond County, Va.; pursued classical studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced; colonel in the Revolutionary War; was wounded at Harlem Heights October 12, 1776; served on the State board of war; member of the State house of delegates 1786-1788; elected as a Pro-Administration supporter to the First Congress, reelected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second Congress, and returned as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795); died November 3, 1810.

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

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