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James Arthur Griffin

James Arthur Griffin, American banker. Member American Bankers Association, Florida Bankers Association (past president), Florida Historical Society, Florida Horticultural Society, Newcomen Society, Florida Forest and Park Association; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk.

Background

  • Griffin, James Arthur was born on May 4, 1874 in Fowltown, Georgia, United States. Son of Andrew Richard and Louise Georgia (Hagood) Griffin.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.

    Career

    • Began as clerk and bookkeeper, First National Bank of Ocala, Florida, 1891. With Exchange National Bank. Tampa, since 1895, cashier, 1903-1920, vice president, 1920-1922, president, 1922-1952, chairman of the board since 1952.

      President Tampa Investment & Securities Company. Chairman board Exchante National Bank, Winter Haven, Florida. Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Association, Children’s Home.

      Member executive committee Community Chest of Tampa. An incorporator University of Tampa (trustee).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Bankers Association, Florida Bankers Association (past president), Florida Historical Society, Florida Horticultural Society, Newcomen Society, Florida Forest and Park Association. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Rotary (charter.

    Connections

    • Married Nannie Marshal Johnson, November 12, 1902. Children: George Richard, James Arthur, Mary Louise (deceased), Albert, Nannie Marshal Christian, Thomas (deceased), Jack.
    • father: Andrew Richard Griffin
    • mother: Louise Georgia (Hagood) Griffin
    • spouse: Nannie Marshal Johnson
    • children: George Richard Griffin
    • James Arthur Griffin
    • Mary Louise Griffin (deceased)
    • Albert Griffin
    • Nannie Marshal Christian Griffin
    • Thomas Griffin (deceased)
    • Jack Griffin
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    Born March 4, 1874
    Died October 25, 1958
    (aged 84)
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