Glenn Griswold

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Glenn Griswold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byCourtland C. Gillen
Succeeded byForest Harness
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byAlbert R. Hall
Succeeded byWilliam Larrabee
Personal details
Born(1890-01-20)January 20, 1890
New Haven, Missouri, U.S.
DiedDecember 5, 1940(1940-12-05) (aged 50)
Peru, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materIndiana Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
UnitCompany B, Fourth Regiment Casual Detachment

Glenn Hasenfratz Griswold (January 20, 1890 – December 5, 1940) was an American lawyer and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1931 to 1939.


Born in New Haven, Missouri, Griswold attended public schools. He moved to Peru, Indiana, in 1911. He attended Valparaiso (Indiana) Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Peru, Indiana. During the First World War, he served in the United States Army as a private in Company B, Fourth Regiment Casual Detachment. After the war he became the city attorney of Peru, Indiana from 1921 to 1925. He served as prosecuting attorney of Miami County, Indiana, in 1925 and 1926. He served as a member of the Indiana Railroad Commission in 1930.

Griswold was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. Reengaged in the practice of law in Peru, Indiana, until his death there on December 5, 1940. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "Glenn Griswold (id: G000483)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by