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John Ashley GRISWOLD

(1822-1902)

GRISWOLD, John Ashley, a Representative from New York; born in Cairo, Greene County, N.Y., November 18, 1822; attended the common schools, and the academies in Prattsville and Catskill, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Greene County; district attorney of Greene County 1856-1859; county judge 1863-1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of his profession; elected supervisor of Catskill, N.Y., in 1871; member of the State constitutional convention in 1894; died in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., February 22, 1902; interment in Catskill Village Cemetery.

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

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