Charles Griffith (Australian politician)
Charles James Griffith (August 1808 – 31 July 1863) was a politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), a member of the first Victorian Legislative Council, and later, the inaugural Victorian Legislative Assembly.
On 31 October 1851 Griffith was sworn-in as a nominated member of the Victorian Legislative Council, a position he held until resigning June 1852. He was replaced in the Council by John Riddell. Griffith was then elected to the Council as a member for Normanby, Dundas and Follett, on 1 June 1853, he resigned in April 1854, but was re-elected in June 1854 and held the seat until the unicameral Council was abolished in March 1856.
Griffith died childless on 31 July 1863 at his home in Dandenong Road, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.
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|Victorian Legislative Council|
|New creation||Nominated Member
31 October 1851 – June 1852
| Succeeded by|
|New seat||Member for Normanby, Dundas and Follett
June 1853 – April 1854
June 1854 – March 1856
With: James Palmer
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|New creation||Member for Dundas and Follett
November 1856 – February 1858
| Succeeded by|