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Democratic Republican

GRISWOLD, Stanley, a Senator from Ohio; born in Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn., November 14, 1763; served in a militia company during the Revolution; pursued classical studies and graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied theology; pastor in New Milford, Conn.; editor of a newspaper in Walpole, N.H., in 1804; appointed secretary of Michigan Territory 1805-1808; moved to Ohio; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Tiffin and served from May 18 to December 11, 1809, when a successor was elected; appointed a United States judge for Illinois Territory and served from March 16, 1810, until his death in Shawneetown, Ill., August 21, 1815.


Dictionary of American Biography.

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