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Griffin Mourns Former Chief Justice’s Passing

January 14, 2016

Says, ‘will be remembered for his kindness and commitment to service’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Chief Justice Jim Hannah:

“Chief Justice Hannah will be remembered for his kindness and commitment to service. His family is in my thoughts and prayers as we mourn his passing. I will always cherish the memory captured in one of my favorite photographs of Chief Justice Hannah and my family as John and Mary Katherine giggled openly at the novelty of my swearing-in ceremony, just one year ago."

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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