|Dwight Palmer Griswold|
|United States Senator
November 5, 1952 – April 12, 1954
|Preceded by||Fred A. Seaton|
|Succeeded by||Eva Bowring|
|25th Governor of Nebraska|
January 9, 1941 – January 9, 1947
|Lieutenant||William E. Johnson
Roy W. Johnson
|Preceded by||Robert Leroy Cochran|
|Succeeded by||Val Peterson|
November 27, 1893|
|Died||April 12, 1954
Dwight Palmer Griswold (November 27, 1893 – April 12, 1954) was an American politician who served as the 25th Governor of Nebraska from 1940 to 1946 and U.S. Senator from 1952 until his death in office in 1954. He was a Republican.
Griswold was born in Harrison, Nebraska, and attended public schools in Gordon, Nebraska. He attended the Kearney Military Academy and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Griswold received a B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in 1914.
Griswold was the editor and publisher of the Gordon Journal in Gordon, Nebraska, from 1922 to 1940. He served in the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1920 and in the Nebraska Senate from 1925 to 1929. He was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1932, 1934, and 1936. He was elected governor in 1940 and reelected in 1942 and 1944. Griswold challenged Senator Hugh A. Butler in the 1946 Republican Primary, but was badly defeated.
Griswold served in the Military Government of Germany in 1947 and was chief of the American mission for aid to Greece from 1947 to 1948. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1952 to complete an unexpired term scheduled to end on January 3, 1955, but died on April 12, 1954, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital of a heart attack. He is interred at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "Griswold, Dwight Palmer, (1893 - 1954)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Griswold, Dwight Palmer" (PDF). NebraskaHistory.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Dwight Palmer Griswold". govtrack.us. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Stassen Friends Discount Nebraska Primary Rebuff". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. June 13, 1946. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Sen. Griswold, Republican of Nebraska, Dies". Chicago Tribune. April 12, 1954.
- "Nebraska Hall of Fame" (PDF). NebraskaHistory.org. p. 79 (8). Retrieved October 6, 2012.
Nebraska Blue Book, 1954. (Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Legislative Council, 1954) This biographical sketch is based largely on the entry in the Nebraska Blue Book, 1954.
- Dwight Griswold at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Dwight Palmer Griswold entry at the National Governors Association
- Dwight Palmer Griswold entry at The Political Graveyard
- Dwight Griswold at Find a Grave