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  Griffin, Robert P.
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NameRobert P. Griffin
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Traverse City, Michigan , United States
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Born November 06, 1923
DiedApril 17, 2015 (91 years)
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Infoborn in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 6, 1923; attended public schools in Garden City and Dearborn, Mich.; during the Second World War enlisted in the Seventy-first Infantry Division in 1943 and spent fourteen months in Europe; graduated, Central Michigan College at Mount Pleasant 1947; received law degree from University of Michigan Law School 1950; was admitted to the bar in 1950 and commenced the practice of law in Traverse City, Mich.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1957, until his resignation May 10, 1966; appointed to the United States Senate May 11, 1966, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Patrick V. McNamara; elected November 8, 1966, to full six-year term commencing January 3, 1967; reelected in 1972 and served from May 11, 1966, to January 2, 1979; Republican whip 1969-1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; is a resident of Traverse City, Mich.


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  11/07/1978 MI US Senate Lost 47.85% (-4.29%)
  08/08/1978 MI US Senate- R Primary Won 78.30% (+56.60%)
  01/03/1977 Minority Leader Lost 48.65% (-2.70%)
  01/03/1975 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1973 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1972 MI US Senate Won 52.28% (+5.98%)
  01/03/1971 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/24/1969 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Won 53.49% (+6.98%)
  11/08/1966 MI US Senate Won 55.90% (+12.06%)
  11/08/1966 MI US Senate - Special Election Won 56.01% (+12.30%)
  05/11/1966 MI US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1964 MI District 9 Won 57.43% (+14.86%)
  11/06/1962 MI District 9 Won 59.41% (+18.82%)
  11/08/1960 MI District 9 Won 59.64% (+19.36%)
  11/04/1958 MI District 9 Won 56.79% (+13.59%)
  11/06/1956 MI District 9 Won 55.98% (+11.95%)
  08/07/1956 MI District 09- R Primary Won 52.27% (+16.27%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall