Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Representative Samuel Griffin

Samuel Griffin

Painting (1809) by William Dunlap (1766 - 1839)

Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

Representative Samuel Griffin
Image Information and Source

Life dates: 1739-3 November 1810
Place of Residence (1789): Williamsburg, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Richmond County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 50
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Private Study
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature, Local Offices
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Moderate
Last year of continuous service in House: 1795
Next Topic
Go to Exhibit Home
First Federal Congress Project
  Table of Contents