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Rep. Roger Griswold

Former Representative for Connecticut

Griswold was the representative for Connecticut and was a Federalist. He served from 1805 to 1807.

He was previously the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1803 to 1805; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1801 to 1803; the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1799 to 1801; and the representative for Connecticut as a Federalist from 1795 to 1799.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

Griswold faced an allegation of “disorderly behavior” when, incensed that the House failed to expel Lyon for spitting tobacco juice at him in January and unsatisfied with Lyon's apology, Griswold attacked Lyon on February 15, 1798 with a cane while Lyon defended himself with a pair of fireplace tongs. On Feb. 23, 1798, the House of Representatives failed to censure either member, 47-48.

Feb. 16, 1798 Both members pledged to keep the peace.
Feb. 20, 1798 Committee on Privileges recommended against expulsion.
Feb. 23, 1798 House of Representatives failed to censure either member, 47-48

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