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William Walton Griest

William Walton Griest, American congressman. member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pa.

Background

  • Griest, William Walton was born on September 22, 1859 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ellwood and Rebecca (Walton) Griest.

  • Education

    • Graduate Millersville (Pennsylvania) State Normal School, 1876.

    Career

    • President of electric rys. and lighting companies, and interested in other business enterprises. Editor Lancaster Inquirer, 1885-1895. Chief clerk company commissioner’s office, Lancaster Company, Pennsylvania, 1887-1899.

      Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903. Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pennsylvania District Home: Lancaster, Pa.

    Works

    • Editor Lancaster Inquirer, 1885-1895. Chief clerk company commissioner’s office, Lancaster Company, Pennsylvania, 1887-1899. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903.

      Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pennsylvania District.

    Membership

    Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pa.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth P. Smith, October 17, 1888. Children: Rebecca Walton, George Whittier.
    • father: Ellwood Griest
    • mother: Rebecca (Walton) Griest
    • spouse: Elizabeth P. Smith
    • children: Rebecca Walton Griest
    • George Whittier Griest
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    Born September 22, 1859
    Died December 5, 1929
    (aged 70)
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