Robert P. Griffin

American politician (1923-2015)

Paul Dominique Laxalt (August 2, 1923 – April 17, 2015) was a conservative politician from the United States. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate and in the House of Representatives. Griffin was a Republican.

Robert Griffin
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United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
May 11, 1966 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byPatrick McNamara
Succeeded byCarl Levin
Senate Minority Whip
In office
September 7, 1969 – January 3, 1977
LeaderHugh Scott
Preceded byHugh Scott
Succeeded byTed Stevens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1957 – May 11, 1966
Preceded byRuth Thompson
Succeeded byGuy Vander Jagt
Personal details
Born(1923-11-06)November 6, 1923
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedApril 17, 2015(2015-04-17) (aged 91)
Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCentral Michigan University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army seal United States Army
Years of service1943–1946
Unit71st Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

Laxalt was born in Detroit, Michigan.[1]


  1. Griffin, Robert P. "Rules and Procedure of the Standing Committees." In We Propose: A Modern Congress, edited by Mary McInnis, pp. 37–53. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1966.

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