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Stanton Griffis

banker , diplomat

Stanton Griffis, American investment banker. Recipient Medal for Merit, Medal of Freedom, Treasury Medal for War Bond work; Motion Picture Association Medal. Served to captain United States Army, World War I.

Background

Griffis, Stanton was born on May 2, 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Elliot and Katharine Lyra (Stanton) Griffis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1910. Doctor of Laws, Union College, 1944.

Career

Fruit grower, Medford, Oregon, 1910-1914. Partner Hornblower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes, investment bankers, New York City, 1914-1974. On government business England, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Portugal, 1942-1943.

Chief Motion Picture Bureau (domestic branch) O.W.I., 1943-1944. Special representative United States Government to Sweden, April 1944. Ambassador to Poland, 1947, Egypt, 1948, Argentine, 1949, Spain, 1951-1952.

Commissioner American Red Cross, Pacific Ocean Areas, 1944-1945. Trustee Cornell Univercity, American History Society. Board directors Memorial Hospital, National Hospital for Speech Disorders.

Works

  • Author: Lying in State, 1952.

Membership

Served to captain United States Army, World War I. Clubs: Cornell, Links Golf, Recess, Racquet and Tennis, Links (New York).

Connections

Married Dorothy Nixon, June 19, 1912. Children: Theodora, Nixon.

father:
William Elliot Griffis

mother:
Katharine Lyra (Stanton) Griffis

spouse:
Dorothy Nixon

children:
Theodora Griffis

Nixon Griffis