Griffin, John S. (John Strother), 1816-1898

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Trained as a topologist, Dr. John Sanders Griffin Jr. received his Ph. D. at Tulane in 1956, with a dissertation entitled A Notion of Parallelism in General Fibre Bundles . He taught and completed post-graduate study at the University of Michigan. Later, he joined the staff at IBM's Endicott Laboratories.

From the guide to the John S. Griffin Jr. Papers 2004-122., 1929-1962, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Griffin served as an Assistant Surgeon of the United States Army, as part of the "Army of the West" under Gen. Stephen W. Kearny during the Mexican War.

From the description of John Strother Griffin diary : ms, 1846-1847. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122539544

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John Strother Griffin, assistant surgeon, came with General Kearny from New Mexico in 1846, and was present in the battles of San Pascual, San Gabriel and the Mesa. He was stationed at San Diego and Los Angeles in charge of the military hospital, visited the gold mines in 1849, became interested in Napa lands with Vallejo and Frisbie, and was later stationed at Benicia until 1852. He went east in 1853, and after his resignation in 1854, returned to Los Angeles where he resided and practiced medicine, dying in 1898.

From the guide to the Documentos para la historia de California, and especially concerning the Battle of San Pascual:, 1846-1847, 1846-1876, (The Bancroft Library.)

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creatorOf Haskell, T.N. Letters to Haskell, 1878 August 20, September 1. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Couts, Cave Johnson, 1821-1874. Papers of Cave Johnson Couts, 1832-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Griffin, John S. (John Strother), 1816-1898. Documents for the History of California, 1846-7 and especially of the Battle of San Pascual / presented by Dr. John S. Griffin ... to the Bancroft Library 1876. Santa Barbara Historical Society
creatorOf Hayes, Benjamin Ignatius, 1815-1877. Emigrant notes: ms. : San Diego, Calif., 1875. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Griffin, John S. (John Strother), 1816-1898. John Strother Griffin diary : ms, 1846-1847. California Historical Society
creatorOf Griffin, John S. (John Strother), 1816-1898. John S. Griffin journal : ms., 1846-1847. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Griffin, John S. (John Strother), 1816-1898. Documentos para la historia de California, 1846-1847, and especially concerning the Battle of San Pascual, 1846-1876. UC Berkeley Libraries
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creatorOf Documentos para la historia de California, and especially concerning the Battle of San Pascual:, 1846-1847, 1846-1876 Bancroft Library
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creatorOf John S. Griffin Jr. Papers 2004-122., 1929-1962 Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Birth 1816-06-25

Death 1898

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