Member Biography

Marvin Elihu Griswold 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1925-1926       49 Republican
1927-1928       49 Republican



11/18/1868 - 01/03/1927

Marvin Elihu Griswold (R49) Erie County 1925-1927

Early Life:

Marvin Elihu Griswold, born November 18, 1868, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; son of Matthew and Sarah L. Olmstead Griswold; public and private school education; Yale University, B.A., 1890; married, Leila Lee Griswold, 1895; associated, with Horace S. Ely and Company, Real Estate Brokers, New York City, 1891-1893; moved, Erie, Pennsylvania; treasurer, Shaw Piano Company, 1893-1897; secretary, treasurer, Griswold Manufacturing Company, 1897-1912; president, Griswold Manufacturing Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1912-1926; director, Erie Board of Commerce, president, Erie Board of Commerce, 1903; member, Erie Board of Education, several times president, 1912-1927, trust, Erie Academy; director, Security Savings Bank, 1919-1927; director, Young Men's Christian Association, 1915-1927; trustee, president of board five years, Park Presbyterian Church; delegate, 25th district Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, 1920; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1925-1927; died in office of Senate, January 3, 1927, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.      

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, 25th district Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1920

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie County, 1925-1927; died January 3, 1927. Miles Kitts, elected, February 1, 1927, to fill vacancy.   


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "G""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

1926-1927 Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, pages 134-135.

Marvin Elihu Griswold (1868-1927) - Find a Grave Memorial