Judge Cyrus Griffin

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Judge Cyrus Griffin

Birthplace: Farnham, Richland County, Virginia
Death: Died in Yorktown, York, VA, USA
Place of Burial: Bruton Parish Church Cemetery, W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Christina Griffin
Father of Louisa Mercer

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About Judge Cyrus Griffin

Cyrus Griffin was the last president of the Continental Congress.

Griffin was engaged in the private practice of law in Lancaster, Virginia from 1774 to 1777. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1781, and again from 1787 to 1788, serving as an appeals court judge in the interim. He served as President of Congress from January to November 1788. He resigned after the ratification of the United States Constitution rendered the old Congress obsolete. He was later a United States federal judge.


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Judge Cyrus Griffin's Timeline

July 16, 1748
Farnham, Richland County, Virginia
Age 30
December 14, 1810
Age 62
Yorktown, York, VA, USA
Williamsburg, VA, USA