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Griffin: 239 Years Ago, 56 Patriots Declared America’s Independence

July 03, 2015

Says, ‘I wish you and yours a blessed and safe Independence Day’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in honor of Independence Day:

“239 years ago, 56 patriots declared America’s independence and gave their families and all future generations the opportunity to live freely. With their signatures, and ‘a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,’ they changed the course of history. Since then, countless brave men and women have sacrificed for and protected our ‘unalienable Rights’ of ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ I wish you and yours a blessed and safe Independence Day.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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