Martha Griffiths

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Date of Birth: 01/29/1912

Age: 91

Place of birth: Pierce City

Citizenship: United States


March Wright Edna (Martha Edna Wright) was born in Pierce City, Missouri (Pierce City, Missouri) January 29, 1912-th. She attended public schools and became a graduate of the University of Missouri (University of Missouri) in 1934, earning a bachelor`s degree. Determined to continue their education, he studied law in March. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Michigan (University of Michigan Law School) in 1940.

March married George Griffiths Hicks (Hicks George Griffiths) 1910 birth. He was a lawyer, judge and chairman of the Democratic Party of Michigan from 1949 to 1950-y.Griffits worked as a lawyer, in private practice, has not yet moved to the legal department of a car insurance company in Detroit, where he remained during the period from 1941 to 1942 th. Then in March helped to enter into contracts, participating in negotiations in the area of ??warehouses Artillery technical equipment (Ordnance District) from 1942 to 1946-th.

She was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, where he remained during the period from 1949 to 1953, d. In 1953, Griffiths was appointed a magistrate with jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases (recorder) and the judge in the court Recorder`s Court in Detroit, becoming the first woman to receive such authority.

In 1954, Griffiths was chosen from the 17 th electoral District of Michigan in the 84th Congress. Subsequently, she was re-elected the following nine Congress, having served a total of 3 January 1955 and December 31, 1974, the House of Representatives. She was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956 and in 1968. In 1974, Griffiths has not put his candidacy for re-election. During his stay in Congress Griffiths contributed to promoting Equal Rights Amendment, one of the few proposed amendments for consideration in Congress. As a result, the amendment was sent to the government for ratification.

After serving in Congress in March he returned to practice, and then served as the 57th Vice-Governor of Michigan from 1983 to 1991-th, while two-term governor of the state remained James Blanchard (James Blanchard).

Griffiths has been credited to the Hall of Fame of Women of Michigan (Michigan Women`s Hall of Fame) in 1983 and in the National Women`s Hall of Fame (National Women`s Hall of Fame) in 1993. She returned to her home in Armada, Michigan (Armada, Michigan), where she lived until her death in April, 2003.