Matthew Griswold (congressman)

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Matthew Griswold
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Joseph C. Sibley
Succeeded by John Cirby Sturtevant
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by William Constantine Culbertson
Succeeded by Joseph C. Sibley
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1862
1865
Personal details
Born (1833-06-06)June 6, 1833
Lyme, Connecticut
Died May 19, 1919(1919-05-19) (aged 85)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Occupation Manufacturer, Politician
Known for Griswold Manufacturing

Matthew Griswold (June 6, 1833 – May 19, 1919) was an American Congressman from Erie, Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Matthew Griswold was the grandson of congressman Roger Griswold and the great-grandson of governor Matthew Griswold . He was born in Lyme, Connecticut. He was engaged in teaching and in agricultural pursuits for a number of years, and was elected to various local offices. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1862 and 1865. In 1866 he moved to Erie, PA and co-founded what became Griswold Manufacturing, a maker of cast-iron products. He was elected a trustee of the Erie Academy for four successive terms.

Griswold was elected as a Republican to the 52nd Congress, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He was again elected to the 54th Congress, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1896.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William C. Culbertson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

1891–1893
Succeeded by
Joseph C. Sibley
Preceded by
Joseph C. Sibley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

1895–1897
Succeeded by
John C. Sturtevant