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Richard Leslie Griggs


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.


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


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Minnesota, 1907.


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.


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.


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

Eli Zelotes Griggs

Anna (Kinney) Griggs

Neva Warner

Leslie Elizabeth Griggs

Richard Clemson Griggs

Harold Warner Griggs