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George Barnes Grigsby

Born: Dec 2, 1874

Death: May 9, 1962

Birthplace: Sioux Falls

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

George Barnes Grigsby

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1874
Date of Death : May 9, 1962
Birth Place : Sioux Falls

George Barnes Grigsby was a delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Territory of Alaska. He was born in Sioux Falls, Dakota. He attended the public schools, the State University at Vermillion, South Dakota, and Sioux Falls University in South Dakota. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1896, and commenced practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. George Grigsby was a delegate to the state Democratic convention in 1896. During the Spanish-American War, he served as a lieutenant in the Third Regiment, United States Volunteer Cavalry. He moved to Nome, Alaska in 1902. He was an assistant United States attorney from 1902 to 1908 and a United States attorney from 1908 to 1910. He was the city attorney of Nome in 1911 and the mayor in 1914. In 1915, he was a member of the board of commissioners for the promotion of uniform legislation. He was elected the first attorney general in 1916, and he resigned in 1919. He presented his credentials as a Democratic Delegate-elect to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Sulzer.


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