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John King Griffin (August 13, 1789 – August 1, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

John King Griffin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byStarling Tucker
Succeeded byPatrick C. Caldwell
Member of the South Carolina Senate
In office
In office
1820 – 1824
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
1816 – 1819
Personal details
Born(1789-08-13)August 13, 1789
Clinton, South Carolina
DiedAugust 1, 1841(1841-08-01) (aged 51)
Clinton, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic (after 1839)
Other political
Nullifier Party (before 1839)

Born near Clinton, South Carolina, Griffin pursued an academic course. He engaged as a planter. He served in the State house of representatives 1816–1819. He served as member of the State senate 1820–1824 and again in 1828.

Griffin was elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fifth Congresses and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1841). He died near Clinton, South Carolina, August 1, 1841. He was interred in Little River Church Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John K. Griffin (id: G000462)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Starling Tucker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

1831 –1841
Succeeded by
Patrick C. Caldwell