Representative Thomas Francis Griffin View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 4/21/1933
Birth Place: Cresco, IA
Birth County: Howard
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 35 (1913)
36 (1915)
37 (1917) - 38 (1919)
Home County: Woodbury
Thomas Francis Griffin
Woodbury County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee appointed to prepare suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public services of the Honorable Thomas F. Griffin, a former member of the General Assembly of Iowa, beg leave to submit the following:

Thomas F. Griffin was born on a farm in Howard county, Iowa, April 19, 1865. He died at his home in Sioux City, April 21, 1933. His parents were among the early settlers in Howard county having come to that locality in the early 50’s. He was educated in the common schools, and also taught several terms of school. He studied law at the University of Notre Dame and graduated from that institution in June, 1888. He was admitted to the bar in October of the same year, and was engaged in the practice of law in Sioux City since that time. He was a Republican in politics and was elected Representative in 1912. He served in the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies. He was a great worker in the Knights of Columbus, having served as State Deputy and in other high offices in that order. In 1891 he was married to Miss Rose Hartnett.

He leaves his wife and two sons, numerous relatives and hosts of friends to mourn his departure. His remains now rest in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Sioux City.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth General Assembly in Extraordinary Session, That in the passing of the Honorable Thomas F. Griffin the state has lost an honored and valuable citizen, a man of high ideals in brotherly living and useful citizenship.

Be It Therefore Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the Journal of the House and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





Unanimously adopted, March 7, 1934.