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Biography of David F. Griswold

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David F. Griswold, city editor of the Racine Journal, has been connected with newspaper publication since beginning his independent career and now ranks among the leaders in that field in the city of Racine. His birth occurred here on the 26th of December, 1854, and he is a son of Nelson A. and Jane (Wilson) Griswold, who removed to this city in 1850. The father was a ship carpenter by trade and was employed in the construction of some of the first vessels built in Racine. He passed away in 1856 and his wife five years ago.

David F. Griswold, or “Dave” Griswold, as he is familiarly called, was reared here and received his education in the public schools. When eighteen years old he began learning the printer’s trade in the office of the Racine Weekly Argus, but when the Daily Argus was established in 1880 changed to the office of the Racine Journal, working at the case until the Daily Journal was started, when he became its city editor. He has since held that position and has made an excellent record, gaining recognition in newspaper circles for the efficiency of his work. All local events of interest are fully and reliably reported in the Daily Journal and the excellence of its city news service is one of its strongest points. He is financially interested in the Racine Journal Printing Company and is serving as a member of the board of directors.

Fraternally Mr. Griswold belongs to Racine lodge, No. 32, K. P., of Racine; Beta council, No. 2, Royal league ; Racine lodge, No. 18, A. F. & A, M.; the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Central Association, Y. M. C. A. His keen interest in the commercial and industrial expansion of his city is indicated by his membership with the Racine Commercial Club. He is independent in politics, and his religious faith is indicated by the fact that he belongs to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He has thoroughly identified his interests with those of his community and in many ways has been instrumental in promoting the public welfare. He is widely known and his many admirable qualities have gained him the warm friendship of those with whom he has been closely associated.


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