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William Walton Griest

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William Walton Griest, American congressman. member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pa.

Background

Griest, William Walton was born on September 22, 1859 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Ellwood and Rebecca (Walton) Griest.

Education

Graduate Millersville (Pennsylvania) State Normal School, 1876.

Career

President of electric rys. and lighting companies, and interested in other business enterprises. Editor Lancaster Inquirer, 1885-1895. Chief clerk company commissioner’s office, Lancaster Company, Pennsylvania, 1887-1899.

Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903. Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pennsylvania District Home: Lancaster, Pa.

Works

  • Editor Lancaster Inquirer, 1885-1895. Chief clerk company commissioner’s office, Lancaster Company, Pennsylvania, 1887-1899. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1899-1903.

    Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pennsylvania District.

Membership

Member 61st to 70th Congresses (1909-1929), 10th Pa.

Connections

Married Elizabeth P. Smith, October 17, 1888. Children: Rebecca Walton, George Whittier.

father:
Ellwood Griest

mother:
Rebecca (Walton) Griest

spouse:
Elizabeth P. Smith

children:
Rebecca Walton Griest

George Whittier Griest