John Augustus Griswold

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(11 November, 1822 -- 31 October, 1872) Griswold was an American banker, businessman, and politician. Born in Rensselaer County, N.Y., Griswold worked in steel manufacturing. In 1855, Griswold served as the mayor of Troy and additionally as president of the Troy & Lansingburgh Railroad Co., the Troy & Cohoes Railroad Co., and of the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Co. Griswold was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and later reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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