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John W. Griggs

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John William Griggs (July 10, 1849November 28, 1927) was an American politician.

Born in Newton, New Jersey, he graduated from Lafayette College in 1868. Griggs served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1876 and 1877, and the New Jersey Senate from 1882 through 1885, acting as the president of the latter body in 1886.

He was elected Governor of New Jersey and served 1896 through 1898. He left the state house in 1898 to serve as U.S. Attorney General under President William McKinley until 1901. Died November 28, 1927.

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 in 1927 in Paterson, New Jersey and is buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in that city.


Preceded by:
George T. Werts
Governor of New Jersey
1896–1898
Succeeded by:
Foster M. Voorhees
Preceded by:
Joseph McKenna
United States Attorney General
1898–1901
Succeeded by:
Philander C. Knox

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