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Stanton Griffis

Stanton Griffis, American investment banker. Recipient Medal for Merit, Medal of Freedom, Treasury Medal for War Bond work; Motion Picture Association Medal. Served to captain United States Army, World War I.


  • Griffis, Stanton was born on May 2, 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Elliot and Katharine Lyra (Stanton) Griffis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1910. Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1944.


    • Fruit grower, Medford, Oregon, 1910-1914. Partner Hornblower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes, investment bankers, New York City, 1914-1974. On government business England, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Portugal, 1942-1943.

      Chief Motion Picture Bureau (domestic branch) O.W.I., 1943-1944. Special representative United States Government to Sweden, April 1944. Ambassador to Poland, 1947, Egypt, 1948, Argentine, 1949, Spain, 1951-1952.

      Commissioner American Red Cross, Pacific Ocean Areas, 1944-1945. Trustee Cornell Univercity, American History Society. Board directors Memorial Hospital, National Hospital for Speech Disorders.


    • Author: Lying in State, 1952.


    Served to captain United States Army, World War I. Clubs: Cornell, Links Golf, Recess, Racquet and Tennis, Links (New York).


    • Married Dorothy Nixon, June 19, 1912. Children: Theodora, Nixon.
    • father: William Elliot Griffis
    • mother: Katharine Lyra (Stanton) Griffis
    • spouse: Dorothy Nixon
    • children: Theodora Griffis
    • Nixon Griffis
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    Born March 2, 1887
    Died August 29, 1974
    (aged 87)


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      • diplomat
      • banker
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