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Matthew Griswold

Governor of Connecticut , jurist

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