|Congressman Griffin with home|
demonstration representatives on the
Capitol steps, April, 1961
The Senator also served on the Clarke Historical Library’s Board of Governors. Bob was a source of much wisdom, good advice, and at least one very memorable story. At a Clarke Board meeting, I had the obligation to report that the Library had been threatened by lawsuit over information found on our website. A fairly detailed legal discussion ensued. The discussion reviewed advice from CMU’s Counsel which was, in short, that such a suit would be groundless. Throughout the conversation, the Senator remained silent, and when he was asked for his thoughts he simply said, “It would be best if the minutes reflected that I recused myself from this discussion.” This ended the official discussion.
|Senator Griffin with students and chaperones|
from Brooks Elementary School, Milford, Mich.
during their ca. 1976 visit to Washington, D.C.
The Senator’s funeral is today, and we extend our sympathy to his widow, Marjorie, and his entire family.