Isaac Griffin

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Isaac Griffin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
May 24, 1813 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byChristian Tarr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
December 30, 1812 – March 3, 1813
Preceded byJohn Smilie
Succeeded byDavid Bard
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1756-02-27)February 27, 1756
Kent County, Delaware
DiedOctober 12, 1827(1827-10-12) (aged 71)
Nicholson Township, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Isaac Griffin (February 27, 1756 – October 12, 1827) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Isaac Griffin (great-grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson and great-great-grandfather of Charles Hudson Griffin) was born in Kent County, Delaware. He moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was commissioned a captain during the American Revolutionary War. He appointed justice of the peace in 1794 and was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1807 and served four terms.

Griffin was elected as a Democrat-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Smilie. He was reelected to the Fourteenth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress. He died from the effects of a fall from a wagon, on his estate in Nicholson Township, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1827. Interment on what was known as the old Woods farm in Nicholson Township.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Isaac Griffin (id: G000461)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Smilie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Bard
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Christian Tarr