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Anthony J. Griffin

Anthony Jerome Griffin (April 1, 1866 in New York City – January 13, 1935) was an American politician from New York.

Anthony J. Griffin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
March 5, 1918 – January 13, 1935
Preceded byHenry Bruckner
Succeeded byEdward W. Curley
Member of the New York Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
January 1, 1911 – December 31, 1914
Preceded byGeorge M. S. Schulz
Succeeded byJames A. Hamilton
Personal details
Born(1866-04-01)April 1, 1866
New York, New York
DiedJanuary 13, 1935(1935-01-13) (aged 68)
New York, New York
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceBronx, New York
Alma materCity College, Cooper Union, New York University Law School
OccupationLawyer, Soldier, Publisher


He attended City College, Cooper Union, and New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1892, and practiced in New York City. Griffin organized and commanded Company F, Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish–American War in 1898 and 1899. He founded and edited the Bronx Independent from 1905 to 1907.

Griffin was member of the State Senate (22nd D.) from 1911 to 1914, sitting in the 134th, 135th, 136th and 137th New York State Legislatures. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1915.

Griffin was elected as a Democrat to the 65th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Bruckner. He was re-elected to the 66th and to the eight succeeding Congresses, and held office from March 5, 1918, until his death on January 13, 1935, in New York City.

Griffin was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Griffin Funeral Held," The New York Times, January 18, 1935, p. 24.
  2. ^ "Anthony Jerome Griffin," at the Arlington National Cemetery Website


  • United States Congress. "Anthony J. Griffin (id: G000457)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

New York State Senate
Preceded by
George M. S. Schulz
New York State Senate
Succeeded by
James A. Hamilton
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Bruckner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward W. Curley