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Anthony Jerome Griffin

New York

Anthony J. Griffin was a graduate of Cooper-Union in New York City where he studied engineering. He then became a lawyer. According the the archivist biographical note he was "an amateur author, he wrote poetry, drama and short fiction, publishing several titles, including Chaos, an epic poem."

Griffin represented the Bronx and Harlem in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1918 until his death in 1935. He "practicted law in the Bronx throughout his Congression career" and "was founder and editor of the Bronx Independent in 1907. He served four terms as New York State Senator from 1911 to 1915.

[Source: Biographical Note, Anthonly J. Griffin Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library]

Anthony Jerome Griffin
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


Anthony J. Griffin, Speeches, Addresses, etc., ([New York]: North Side News Print, 1917)

______________, The War and Its Aftermath: Speeches of Hon. Anthony J. Griffin of New York in the House of Representatives During the 65th, 66th, and 67th Congresses (Washington, D.C., 1922)

______________, Speeches of Anthony J. Griffin in the House of Representatives on Various Occasions (Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1930)