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Editor , writer

Tom Griffin, American former editor, writer. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Background

Griffin, Tom was born on June 26, 1926 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Journalism, University Tennessee, 1951.

Career

Night manager United Press, Alabama, 1951-1954. Managing editor Cotton Trade Journal, 1954-1959. Assistant advertising manager E. L. Bruce Company (flooring and floor care products company), 1959-1962.

Copy desk Memphis Commercial Appeal, 1962. Executive editor Ross Publications, 1963-1964. Advertising manager John Blue Company (manufacturer agricultural equipment), 1965-1967.

Associate editor Delta Farm Press, 1968-1969. Freelance writer, photographer, 1970-1972. Editorial director Cotton Farming, Rice Farming and Custom Applicator magazines Little Publications, Memphis, 1973-1986.

Freelance writer, since 1987.

Religion

The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

Views

Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.

Connections

Son of Richard C. Mathis (stepfather) and Ruby Mathis. Married Dorothy Virginia Hewitt, October 22, 1949. Children: Steven Thomas, Diane Patricia.

father:
Richard C. Mathis Griffin

spouse:
Dorothy Virginia Hewitt

children:
Steven Thomas Griffin

Diane Patricia Griffin