James W. Griffin

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State Senator
Republican
Insurance Executive
Pottawattamie
66
01/13/1975 - 01/09/1977
50

Council Bluffs Republican 50th Senatorial District Born Feb. 13, 1935, Dow City, son of John and Mary Griffin. Graduated Dow City Consolidated High School 1953; Graceland Junior College, Omaha University. Married Claudine Turner, Feb. 14, 1958. Children: Jim Jr., Chris, Jon. Member Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elks, Lakeshore Country Club, local, state and national Independent Insurance Agents Association. Insurance representative for Allstate Insurance Company of Council Bluffs, five years. Started own insurance agency, 1965. Three years in Nebraska National Guard and in Air Force Reserve. President Council Bluffs Jaycees 1963. Nominated as one of Council Bluffs' Outstanding Young Men. Served as National Director United States Jaycees 1964. Justice of the Peace, Lewis Township 1965-1967. Second term.

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State Senator
Republican
Insurance Executive
Pottawattamie
65
01/08/1973 - 01/12/1975
50

Council Bluffs Republican 50th Senatorial District Born Feb. 13, 1935, Dow City, son of John and Mary Griffin. Attended Dow City Consolidated High School, graduated 1953, Graceland Junior College at Lamoni, Omaha University, 1956-58. Married Claudine Turner, Feb. 14, 1958, in Council Bluffs. Children are Jim, Jr., Chris, and Jon. Member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Elks; Elks Country Club; Moose; Kiwanis; local, state and national Independent Insurance Agents Ass'n. Insurance representative for Allstate Insurance Company of Council Bluffs 5 years. Started own insurance agency in 1965. Three years in Nebraska National Guard and in Air Force Reserve. President Council Bluffs Jaycees 1963. Nominated as one of Council Bluffs' Outstanding Young Men. Served as National Director United States Jaycees 1964. Justice of the Peace Lewis Township, 1965 to 1967. Serving second term in Senate.

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State Senator
Republican
Insurance Executive
Pottawattamie
64
01/11/1971 - 01/07/1973
40

Council Bluffs Republican 40th Senatorial District Pottawattamie County. Born Feb. 13, 1935, Dow City, son of John and Mary Griffin. Attended Dow City Consolidated High School, graduated 1953, Graceland Junior College at Lamoni, Omaha University, 1956-58. Married Claudine Turner, Feb. 14, 1958, In Council Bluffs. Children are Jim, Chris, and Jon. Member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Elks; Elks Country Club; Moose; Kiwanis; local, state and national Independent Insurance Agents Assn. Insurance representative for Allstate Insurance Company of Council Bluffs 5 years. Started own insurance agency in 1965. Three years in Nebraska National Guard and in Air Force Reserve. President Council Bluffs Jaycees 1963. Nominated as one of Council Bluffs' Outstanding Young Men. Served as National Director United States Jaycees 1964. Justice of the Peace, Lewis Township, 1965 to 1967. Serving first term in Senate.

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State Senator
Republican
Insurance Executive
Pottawattamie
63
01/13/1969 - 01/10/1971
13

Council Bluffs Republican 13th Senatorial District Pottawattamie County. Born Feb. 13, 1935 in Dow City, son of John and Mary Griffin. Attended Dow City Consolidated High School, graduating in 1953. Attended Graceland Junior College at Lamoni, Omaha University, 1956-1958. Married Claudine Turner, Feb. 14, 1958, in Council Bluffs. Children are Jim, 10; Chris, 8; and Jon, 1. Member of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Elks; Elks Country Club; Moose; Jaycees; Kiwanis; local, state, and national Independent Insurance Agents Assn. Worked for Northern Natural Gas 2 years. Insurance Representative for Allstate Insurance Company of Council Bluffs 5 years. Started own insurance agency 1965. Three years in Nebraska National Guard and 3 years in Air Force Reserve. President of Council Bluffs Jaycees in 1963. Nominated as one of Council Bluffs' Outstanding Young Men. Served as National Director United States Jaycees 1964. Active in County and State Tuberculosis Assn., served on United Fund Budget Panel and past president of Lewis Central High School P. T. A. Justice of the Peace, Lewis Township, from 1965 to 1967. Serving first term in Senate.

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