James M. Griggs

James Mathews Griggs ( born March 29, 1861 in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, † January 5, 1910 in Dawson, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1910 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Griggs attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1881, the Peabody Normal College in Nashville ( Tennessee). He then worked for some time as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1883 admitted to the bar he began in Alapaha to work in his new profession. At the same time he went into the newspaper business. In 1885, Griggs moved to the Dawson County. Between 1888 and 1893 he was a prosecutor in Pataula District; after that he worked there until 1896 as a judge.

Politically Griggs was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1892 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated to the Ex - President Grover Cleveland once again as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1896 Griggs was the second electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Benjamin E. Russell on March 4, 1897. After six re- elections he could remain until his death on January 5, 1910 at the Congress. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. Between 1904 and 1908 headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Griggs.