Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

James Madison Griffin

Died unexpectedly at age 32 in Philadelphia, PA

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1923

Born  1899  Albany GA

Died 1932 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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Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1923