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Griffin Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. King

January 15, 2021

Griffin Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. King 

Says 'we need to heed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of non-violence, peace and reconciliation'

LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

"Today, more than ever, we need to heed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of non-violence, peace and reconciliation. He set an example of how to change society with love and reason, not through violence and destruction. He faced many challenges, but never lost hope. He once shared, 'we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.' His resolve and pursuit of peace is an inspiration during these challenging times." 

About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin

He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 22 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 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 three children.


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