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John K. Griffith

John Keller Griffith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by Jared Y. Sanders, Jr.
Succeeded by Jared Y. Sanders, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1882-10-16)October 16, 1882
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Died September 25, 1942(1942-09-25) (aged 59)
Political party Democratic
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University

Tulane University Medical School

Occupation Physician

John Keller Griffith (October 16, 1882 - September 25, 1942) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th congressional district.

Born in Baton Rouge, he earned a college degree from Louisiana State University and then his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War I. He worked for a physician at the insane asylum in Jackson, Louisiana.

In 1936, Griffith was elected as a Democrat to the first of two terms in Congress, having unseated Jared Y. Sanders, Jr., of Baton Rouge in the primary. However, he was defeated by Sanders in 1940 in a renomination bid for a third term. He died shortly after Sanders himself was unseated in District 6 by the long-term Representative James H. Morrison of Hammond, Louisiana.


  • Congress biography
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jared Y. Sanders, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jared Y. Sanders, Jr.

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