Bio: Griffin, Michael Hon. (1881)


Surnames: Griffin, Sherman

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 323

HON. MICHAEL GRIFFIN, lawyer, Eau Claire, was born in the County of Clare, Ireland, Sept. 9, 1842. Came to America in 1847. Settled in Sauk County in 1855. In 1861, he enlisted as a private in Co. E, 12th Wis. V. I. Was promoted to first lieutenant, and remained in the service until the close of the war. Participated in the siege of Vicksburg, Sherman's Atlanta campaign and march to the sea, and Sherman's campaign north through the Carolinas. After the war he located at Kilbourn City, in Columbia County, where he remained until 1876, when he came to Eau Claire. He held various town and county offices while at Kilbourn City. Was member of the Assembly from Columbia County in 1876. He was appointed City Attorney of Eau Claire in 1878 and re-appointed in 1879. Elected State Senator in 1879.



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