Griffin, Levi T. (Levi Thomas), 1837-1906

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Professor of law at University of Michigan and Democratic congressman, 1893-1895.

From the description of Levi T. Griffin papers, 1875-1904. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423402

Levi T. Griffin was the Fletcher professor of law in the University of Michigan, 1886-1897 and served a member of Congress from December 4, 1993 to March 3, 1895, filling the vacancy caused by the death of congressman John Logan Chipman.

Griffin was born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., May 23, 1837. He moved with his parents to Rochester, Oakland County, Mich., in 1848. Griffin studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating in 1857, and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He opened a law practice in Detroit, Mich. and then entered the United States Army in August 1862 as second lieutenant. Griffin served as first lieutenant, adjutant, captain, brigade inspector, acting assistant adjutant general of the Cavalry division, and acting assistant adjutant general of the Cavalry corps, Military Division of Mississippi, and breveted major. Following the war he resumed the practice of law in Detroit. He was an unsuccessful candidate for judge of the State supreme court in 1887. In 1893 Griffin was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Logan Chipman and served from December 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895. He was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. Griffin resumed practicing law and served as a pension agent in 1896 and 1897. Levi T. Griffin died in Detroit, Mich., March 17, 1906 and is buried in Woodmere Cemetery.

From the guide to the Levi T. Griffin papers, 1875-1904, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf University of Michigan. Law School. Law School (University of Michigan) law lectures, 1881-1919. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Vestal, Meade. Meade Vestal student notebooks, 1887-1889. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Taggart family. Taggart family papers, 1860-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Johnson, Elias Finley, 1861-1933. Elias Finley Johnson student notebook, 1888-1889. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Pyle, Emery Clinton. Emery Clinton Pyle papers, 1887-1891. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Burke, Daniel Robert, 1867-1933. Daniel Robert Burke student notebooks, 1888. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Griffin, Levi T. (Levi Thomas), 1837-1906. Levi T. Griffin papers, 1875-1904. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Levi T. Griffin papers, 1875-1904 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Elias Finley Johnson student notebook, 1888-1889 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Law School (University of Michigan) law lectures, 1881-1919 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Lilly, Grant Everett, 1864-1940. Grant Everett Lilly papers, 1888-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Burke, Daniel Robert, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith Dickinson, Donald McDonald, 1846-1917. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930. person
associatedWith Johnson, Elias Finley, 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Lilly, Grant Everett, 1864-1940. person
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associatedWith Pyle, Emery Clinton. person
associatedWith Taggart family. family
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Law. corporateBody
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associatedWith Vestal, Meade. person
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Birth 1837-05-23

Death 1906-03-17

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