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Samuel GRIFFITH

(1816-1893)

GRIFFITH, Samuel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, Great Britain, February 14, 1816; instructed in elementary subjects by a private teacher; was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Mercer, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Mercer, Pa.; died in Mercer, Pa., October 1, 1893; interment in Mercer Cemetery.

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

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