George Griswold Frelinghuysen

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George Griswold Frelinghuysen
Born (1851-05-09)May 9, 1851
Newark, New Jersey
Died April 21, 1936(1936-04-21) (aged 84)
New York City
Nationality  United States
Education Rutgers University (1870)
Columbia Law School (1872)
Spouse(s) Sara Linen Ballantine
Children Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen I (1882-?)
Matilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen (1887-1967)
Parent(s) Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
Matilda Elizabeth Griswold
Relatives Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753–1804), greatgrandfather

George Griswold Frelinghuysen (May 9, 1851 – April 21, 1936) was an American patent lawyer, and president of P. Ballantine & Sons Company, a New Jersey brewery.[1]


He was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen and Matilda Elizabeth Griswold. Matilda was of English descent.[2] He graduated from Rutgers College in 1870, received his Bachelor of Laws from Columbia University Law School in 1872, and was admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars in 1872 and 1876 respectively. He became a patent lawyer, eventually working for and becoming President of Ballantine. At its peak, Ballantine was the fourth largest brewery in the United States.[1]

George married Sara Linen Ballantine on April 26, 1881.[3] Sara was the granddaughter of Peter Ballantine, the New Jersey brewer; and the daughter of Peter Hood Ballantine (1831–1882). George and Sara had two children together: Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen I (1882–1959) who married Adaline Havemeyer (1884–1963) on February 7, 1907; and Matilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen (1887-?). George died in New York City in 1936.[1]


The George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum is named for him.


  1. ^ a b c "G.G. Frelinghuysen Dies. Son of Arthur's Secretary Of State Was Lawyer.". New York Times. April 22, 1936. 
  2. ^ Salisbury. The Griswold family of Connecticut. New Haven : Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 150. 
  3. ^ "Ballantine Frelinghuysen" (PDF). New York Times. April 27, 1881. Retrieved 2008-07-01. Trinity Church, in Newark, was crowded yesterday by one of the most brilliant wedding parties ever seen in that city. Many persons were present from New-York, and nearly every section of New-Jersey was represented in the audience of 1,200 persons.