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Richard Leslie Griggs

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Richard Leslie Griggs, American banker. Served as private Field Artillery, United States Army, Camp Taylor, 1918.; Member Newcomen Society, American Legion.; Mason (32 degree), Elk.

Background

Griggs, Richard Leslie was born on December 8, 1886 in Barclay, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Eli Zelotes and Anna (Kinney) Griggs.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Minnesota, 1907.

Career

Began with Bank of Virginia (Minnesota), 1899, treasurer Virginia Electric Power & Water Company, 1910-1914. Engaged in real estate, insurance and automobile business, Duluth, Minnesota, 1914-1917. Secretary Northern National Bank, Duluth, 1917-1921, vice president, 1921-1929, president, 1929-1946, Chairman of the Board 1946-1950, retired 1950.

President, director Kinney Corporation, West Virginia. Vice-president and director Sterling Motor Company. Director, member Executive Committee Minnesota Power & Light Company.

Trustee Whitney Materials Company. Director Greyhound Corporation, 1st National Bank (Hibbing), 1st National Bank (Virginia) (all Minnesota), Andresen Ryan Coffee Company Board of directors Duluth chapter Infantile Paralysis Foundation American. Board regents University of Minnesota, 1939-1963, regent emeritus, since 1963.

Membership

Served as private Field Artillery, United States Army, Camp Taylor, 1918. Member Newcomen Society, American Legion. Mason (32 degree), Elk.

Clubs: Kitchi Gammi, Northland Country, Duluth Athletic.

Connections

Married Neva Warner, September 20, 1911. Children: Leslie Elizabeth, Richard Clemson, Harold Warner.

father:
Eli Zelotes Griggs

mother:
Anna (Kinney) Griggs

spouse:
Neva Warner

children:
Leslie Elizabeth Griggs

Richard Clemson Griggs

Harold Warner Griggs