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John Keller GRIFFITH

(1882-1942)

GRIFFITH, John Keller, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., October 16, 1882; attended the public schools and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge; was graduated from the medical department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1907; assistant superintendent, East Louisiana Hospital for the Insane, Jackson, La., in 1909 and 1910; practicing physician in Slidell, La., 1910-1937; also interested in banking; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; served with the Milk Marketing Service of the Department of Agriculture at Slidell, La., until his death there on September 25, 1942; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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