History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Griffin, Cyrus
Born July 16, 1748, in Farnham Parish, VA
Died December 14, 1810, in Yorktown, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Virginia
Received a recess appointment from George Washington on November 28, 1789, to a new seat authorized by 1 Stat. 73; nominated to the same position by George Washington on February 8, 1790. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1790, and received commission on February 10, 1790. Service terminated on December 14, 1810, due to death.

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lancaster, Virginia, 1774-1777
State delegate, Virginia, 1777-1778, 1786-1787
Delegate, Second Continental Congress, 1778-1780
Judge, Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture, 1780-1787
Delegate, Ninth Confederation Congress, 1787-1788
U.S. Commissioner to Creek Nation, 1789
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