World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

John W. Griggs

Article Id: WHEBN0000862185
Reproduction Date:

Title: John W. Griggs  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: William McKinley, Frederick Samuel Fish, United States Attorney General, Frank X. McDermott, William H. H. Miller
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

John W. Griggs

John William Griggs
43rd United States Attorney General
In office
January 25, 1898 – March 29, 1901
President William McKinley
Preceded by Joseph McKenna
Succeeded by Philander C. Knox
29th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 21, 1896 – January 31, 1898
Preceded by George T. Werts
Succeeded by Foster MacGowan Voorhees
as Acting Governor
Personal details
Born (1849-07-10)July 10, 1849
Newton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died November 28, 1927(1927-11-28) (aged 78)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn Webster Brandt
Laura Elizabeth Price
Alma mater Lafayette College
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Protestant

John William Griggs (July 10, 1849 – November 28, 1927) was an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 29th Governor of New Jersey, from 1896 to 1898, stepping down to assume the position as the United States Attorney General from 1898 to 1901.

Biography

He was born on a farm in Newton, New Jersey on July 10, 1849. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1868, where he became a founding member of the Phi Charge of Theta Delta Chi. Griggs served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1876 and 1877, and the New Jersey Senate from 1883 through 1888, acting as the president of the Senate in 1886. He was selected as a delegate to the 1888 Republican National Convention from New Jersey.

He was elected Governor of New Jersey and served from 1896 through 1898. He left the state house in 1898 to serve as United States Attorney General under President William McKinley until 1901.

He was one of the first members appointed to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, and served from 1901 to 1912.

Griggs died on November 28, 1927 in Paterson, New Jersey.[1] He was buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in that city.

References

  1. ^ "John W. Griggs Dies. Attorney General in McKinley Administration Succumbs to Heart Disease at 78. Held Many Directorships. Born on Farm and Was a Railroad Ticket Agent in Youth. Once Member of Hague Tribunal".  

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Abraham V. Schenck
President of the New Jersey Senate
1886
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Fish
Preceded by
George T. Werts
Governor of New Jersey
January 21, 1896 – January 31, 1898
Succeeded by
Foster MacGowan Voorhees
Acting Governor
Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph McKenna
U.S. Attorney General
Served under: William McKinley

January 25, 1898–March 29, 1901
Succeeded by
Philander C. Knox
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Kean
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1895
Succeeded by
Foster MacGowan Voorhees
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.