Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GRIFFIN, Charles Hudson (1926-1989)

GRIFFIN, CHARLES HUDSON, (great-great-grandson of Isaac Griffin), a Representative from Mississippi; born on a farm near Utica, Miss., May 9, 1926; educated at Utica High School, Hinds Junior College, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1949; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946, Pacific Theater, as an apprentice seaman and quartermaster, third class; assistant to United States Representative John Bell Williams from July 1, 1949, to January 15, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John Bell Williams, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (March 12, 1968-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; secretary of the Mississippi State senate 1980-1989; was a resident of Utica, Miss., until his death there on September 10, 1989.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Papers: 1964-1973, 80 cubic feet.
The papers of Charles Hudson Griffin are arranged by series, based upon subject content. documents. The subject groupings include the following: Chronological General Correspondence; Correspondence-Specific Individual or Agency; Alphabetical Correspondence (Jackson office); Office Files (Washington) which include several sub-groups; District Office Files (Jackson); Newsletters, Press Releases, Radio Speeches, Congressional Statements; Personal Legislation; Mississippi and Mississippi Projects (contains several subgroups); Cross References (Green), refers to chronological correspondence; Cross References (Yellow), refers to Federal agencies and departments and has several subgroups; Committees, General; Banking and Currency Committee; Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; Freedom Democratic Party; Miscellaneous. A weakness of the Collection is that it contains few photographs and memorabilia items, and no audio/visual material.


University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
Hattiesburg, MS
Oral History: 1980, 129 pages.
An oral history interview with Charles Hudson Griffin.