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George R. Griswold (died April 5, 1857) was a politician from the U. S. state of Michigan.

Griswold was born in the U.S. state of New York and later moved to Detroit, Michigan and practiced law.

He served as clerk of the first Michigan House of Representatives in 1835. He was register of deeds from 1837 to 1841 and clerk of Wayne County from 1843 to 1847. In 1839, he became owner and publisher of the Detroit Morning Post. He later served in the Michigan Senate from Detroit (1st District) from 1848 until 1849 and again in 1853, when he served as president pro tempore.

On March 8, 1853, Michigan Governor Robert McClelland resigned to become Secretary of the Interior under Franklin Pierce. As a result the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Andrew Parsons became acting governor and Griswold became acting lieutenant governor under Parsons and performed duties as president of the senate. On September 16 of that year he was appointed a purser in the U. S. Navy. He served as acting lieutenant governor until George Coe was elected and then took his place in January 1855.

Griswold died on board the USS Dolphin off the African coast just over two years after leaving office.


Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Parsons
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Succeeded by
George Coe


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