John K. Griffin

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 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

1831 –1841
Succeeded by