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Matthew Griswold

Matthew Griswold, American governor of Connecticut, jurist. member Connecticut Government's Council, 1759-1766.

Background

  • Griswold, Matthew was born on March 25, 1714 in Lyme, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Hannah (Lee) Griswold.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Laws, Yale, 1779.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1743. Representative Lyme to Connecticut General Assembly, 1751-1759. Member Connecticut Government's Council, 1759-1766.

      Judge Connecticut Superior Court, 1766-1769. Chief justice, 1769-1784. Deputy governor Connecticut, 1769-1784.

      Governor, 1784-1786; presided over Connecticut Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Government's Council, 1759-1766.

    Connections

    • Married Ursula Wolcott, November 10, 1743.
    • father: John Griswold
    • mother: Hannah (Lee) Griswold
    • spouse: Ursula Wolcott
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    Born March 25, 1714
    Died April 28, 1799
    (aged 85)
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