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Marvin Griffin

AKA Samuel Marvin Griffin

Born: 4-Sep-1907
Birthplace: Bainbridge, GA
Died: 13-Jun-1982
Location of death: Tallahassee, FL [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Georgia, 1955-59

Military service: US Army (1941-45, Lt. Col.)


[1] Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, FL.

Father: Ernest Howard Griffin ("Pat", newspaper publisher, d. 1933)
Mother: Josie Butler
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Smith ("Lib", m. 1931, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Patricia Ann
Son: Samuel Marvin, Jr.
Wife: Laura Jane Gibson

    University: The Citadel (1929)
    Administrator: Commandant of Cadets, Randolph-Macon Academy (1929-33)

    Governor of Georgia (1955-59)
    Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1948-55)
    Georgia State Official Adjutant General (1944-47)
    Georgia State Official Executive Secretary to Gov. E. D. Rivers (1940)
    Georgia State House of Representatives (1935-36)
    Bainbridge Post-Searchlight Editor
    American Legion
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Freemasonry
    Lions Club
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Shriners
    Sigma Delta Chi Honor Society
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Woodmen of the World


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