John Ashley Griswold (November 18, 1822 – February 22, 1902) was an attorney, judge and politician from Catskill, New York. He was most notable for his service as a U.S. Representative from 1869 to 1871.
Griswold was born in Cairo, New York on November 18, 1822, the son of Stephen H. and Phoebe (Ashley) Griswold. Griswold attended the common schools, and the academies in Prattsville and Catskill, New York. He taught school and then studied law with his uncle, Addison C. Griswold, and Richard Corning, a brother of Erastus Corning. Griswold was admitted to the bar in 1848, after which he commenced practice in Greene County.
Griswold was elected as 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 law. Griswold was elected Town Supervisor of Catskill in 1871, and served one term. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1894.
Death and burial
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- John Ashley Griswold at The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 13th congressional district
Joseph H. Tuthill
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