Charles Griffith (Australian politician)
Charles James Griffith (August 1808 – 31 July 1863) was a politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), a member of the first Victorian Legislative Council, and later, the inaugural Victorian Legislative Assembly.
On 31 October 1851 Griffith was sworn-in as a nominated member of the Victorian Legislative Council, a position he held until resigning June 1852. He was replaced in the Council by John Riddell. Griffith was then elected to the Council as a member for Normanby, Dundas and Follett, on 1 June 1853, he resigned in April 1854, but was re-elected in June 1854 and held the seat until the unicameral Council was abolished in March 1856.
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|Victorian Legislative Council|
|New creation|| Nominated Member
31 October 1851 – June 1852
|New seat|| Member for Normanby, Dundas and Follett
June 1853 – April 1854
June 1854 – March 1856
With: James Palmer
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|New creation|| Member for Dundas and Follett
November 1856 – February 1858