Morley Griswold

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Morley Griswold
Morley Griswold (Nevada Governor).jpg
16th Governor of Nevada
In office
March 21, 1934 – January 7, 1935
Lieutenant Vacant
Preceded by Fred B. Balzar
Succeeded by Richard Kirman, Sr.
16th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
January 3, 1927 – March 21, 1934
Governor Fred B. Balzar
Preceded by Maurice J. Sullivan
Succeeded by Fred S. Alward
Personal details
Born (1890-10-10)October 10, 1890
Elko, Nevada, U.S.
Died October 3, 1951(1951-10-03) (aged 60)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan

Morley Isaac Griswold (October 10, 1890 – October 3, 1951) was an American politician. He was the 16th Governor of Nevada. He was a member of the Republican Party.


Griswold was born near Lamoille, Nevada on October 10, 1890.[1] He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1913, and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1915.

He practiced law in Reno. A Republican, he served as Reno City Attorney from 1915 to 1926. Griswold served in the U.S. Army during World War I.

He was the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1927 to 1934. He became the Governor of Nevada upon the death of Governor Frederick Balzar on March 21, 1934. Unsuccessful in his election bid, he left office in January 1935.

Griswold died on October 3, 1951 in Reno, Nevada, at the age of 60.[1]


  1. ^ a b Myles, Myrtle Tate (1972). Nevada's governors: From territorial days to the present, 1861-1971. Sparks, NV: Western Printing & Publishing Co. p. 310. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred B. Balzar
Governor of Nevada
1934 – 1935
Succeeded by
Richard Kirman, Sr.
Preceded by
Maurice J. Sullivan
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
1927 – 1934
Succeeded by
Fred S. Alward