John Ashley Griswold

"John A. Griswold" redirects here. For the U.S. Representative from New York who served in Congress from 1863 to 1869, see John Augustus Griswold.
John A. Griswold, Congressman from New York

John Ashley Griswold (November 18, 1822 – February 22, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Cairo, New York, Griswold attended the common schools, and the academies in Prattsville and Catskill, New York. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848, after which he commenced practice in Greene County. He served as district attorney of Greene County from 1856 to 1859, and as county judge from 1863 to 1867.

Griswold was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1870 and resumed the practice of his profession. Griswold was elected Town Supervisor of Catskill in 1871. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1894.

He died in Catskill on February 22, 1902, and was interred in Catskill Village Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Cornell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph H. Tuthill

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