Anthony Jerome Griffin – Captain, United States Army Member of Congress

Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives

Representative from New York; born in New York City April 1, 1866; attended the public schools, City College, Cooper Union, and the New York University Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in New York City; organized and commanded Company F, Sixty-ninth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in the  Spanish-American War in 1898 and 1899; founded and edited the Bronx Independent 1905-1907; member of the State senate 1911-1915; member of the New York State constitutional convention in 1915; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Bruckner; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 5, 1918, until his death in New York City, January 13, 1935; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Services At Home and Church for Bronx Representative
18 January 1935

FellowRepresentatived, military friends and others attended funeral servicesyesterday for Anthony J. Griffin, Representative in Congress from the Twenty-second New York District since 1918.  Mr. Griffin died last Sunday at his home, 853 Sherman Avenue, the Bronx, after an illness of three months.

After a brief ceremonyat the legislator's home a solemn high mass was celebrated at St. Angela Merici's Roman Catholic Church, 163rd Streetand Morris Avenue, the Bronx.  The Rev. John Byrne, pastor of St. Clement's Church in Staten Island, a brother-in-law was the celebrant.

Among the honorary pallbearers were Rerpesentatives Thomas H. Cullen, James M. Fitzpatrick, Christopher Sullivan, John A. Boylan and Charles A. Buckley, and Frank J. Mahoney, Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.

After the church services the body was taken to Pennsylvania Station and placed aboard a train for Washington.  Burial will tale place in the National Cemetery at Arlington.  Mr. Griffin was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

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