Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

James Madison Griffin

Dartmouth College
Class of 1923 (A.B.)
Born
Nov 27, 1899, Albany, GA
Died
Jun 18, 1932, Philadelphia, PA
School Dartmouth College Class 1923
Born Nov 27, 1899, Albany, GA Degree A.B.
Died Jun 18, 1932, Philadelphia, PA

Career summary

Died unexpectedly at age 32 in Philadelphia, PA

Quotes from biographical sources

Born in Albany, Georgia and encouraged by his mother, a high school principal, Jim Griffin trained at Williston Seminary (Williston Northampton School today) before entering Dartmouth College, graduating in 1923 and then studying law at Harvard. He died unexpectedly at the age of 32 in Philadelphia at the home of his sister, Dr. Leah E. Matthews (Griffin), a well-remembered early graduate the Women's Medical College of Philadelphia.


Holmes-Thomas, Ethlynne. (Nov 1965). A Tribute to Leah Elizabeth Griffin. Records of Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, Registrar 1921-1975.

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