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Samuel Griffin

Member From: 1786 - 1788

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  • Birth Date: 1746 Birth Place:Richmond County
  • Death Date: November 3, 1810
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Military Service: Colonel in the American Revolution, wounded at Harlem Heights (Oct. 12, 1776)
  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Additional Info: 1786 - 1787 Assembly - Samuel Griffin was chosen to represent Williamsburg on December 16, 1786, in the place of James Innes, who had been elected attorney general.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Elected as a pro-administration candidate to the First Congress, reelected as an anti-administration candidate to the Second Congress, and returned as a pro-administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1795)
    State Board of War
    Rector of the College of William & Mary
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1786-1787 Williamsburg
1787-1788 Williamsburg Commerce
Propositions and Grievances
1788 Williamsburg Commerce
Privileges and Elections
Propositions and Grievances

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