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James Arthur Griffin

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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).

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