John H. Griffin
Griffin was born in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and received a bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1935. He received a medical degree from Tufts University in 1939. With his wife Mary Louise (nee McDonagh), he had eight children (daughters Clare, Mary Louise, and Kathryn, and sons John, Paul, Gerald, James, Peter, and Christopher) and ten grandchildren.
He served in the United States Navy for six years, resigning as a commander. Griffin died in the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut, and his funeral mass was said at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, the birthplace of the Knights.
Knights of ColumbusEdit
He served as State Deputy of Maryland, and was elected to the Supreme Board of Directors in 1960. from 1966 until 1984, he served as the Supreme Physician. He served as president of the Fraternal Congress of America in 1975.