GRIFFITH, Sir JOHN PURSER (1848 - 1938), civil engineer

Name: John Purser Griffith
Date of birth: 1848
Date of death: 1938
Parent: Alicia Griffith (née Evans)
Parent: William Griffith
Gender: Male
Occupation: civil engineer
Area of activity: Engineering, Construction, Naval Architecture and Surveying
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

b. at Holyhead, 5 Oct. 1848, son of the Rev. William Griffith (1801 - 1881) He was educated at Fulneck Moravian school and Trinity College, Dublin (M.A.); had a very distinguished professional career in Ireland (details in Who was Who, 1929-40, and Times, 22 Oct. 1938); was knighted in 1911; and in 1922 became a Senator of the Irish Free State. He died 22 Oct. 1938. Sir John was a Moravian, took much pride in his Welsh - Moravian forbears, and was also a good friend to the small Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church in Dublin.


Published date: 1959

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