Percy W. Griffiths

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Percy Wilfred “Red” Griffiths on 1920 Nittany Lions team Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 15th district In office January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949 Preceded by Robert T. Secrest Succeeded by Robert T. Secrest Personal details Political party Republican Percy W. Griffiths Sport(s) Football Biographical details Born (1893-03-30)March 30, 1893 Taylor, Pennsylvania Died June 12, 1983(1983-06-12) (aged 90) Clearwater, Florida Playing career 1917–1920 Penn State 1921 Canton Bulldogs Position(s) Guard Coaching career (HC unless noted) 1921–1926 Marietta 1927–1928 Penn State (assistant) 1929–1930 Dickinson Head coaching record Overall 16–41–10 Percy Wilfred "Red" Griffiths (March 30, 1893 – June 12, 1983) was a Republican politician, coach and athlete. Contents 1 Early years 2 Football playing career 3 Football coaching career 3.1 Marietta College 3.2 Dickinson College 4 See also 5 References 6 External links Early years[edit] This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (October 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I, "Red" Griffiths attended Bloomsburg Normal School. He next attend Pennsylvania State College where he would become an All-American college football player in 1920 as a stalwart guard for Hugo Bezdek’s undefeated 1920 team. He also lettered in lacrosse for the Nittany Lions and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry there in 1921. He played one professional season (1921) with the Canton Bulldogs of the National Football League. He continued his education at Columbia University, graduating in 1930. Griffiths was athletic director and coached football, basketball and baseball at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio from 1921 to 1927. He served as Marietta’s mayor from 1938 to 1939 and later represented Washington County, Ohio and Ohio's 15th congressional district in the 78th, 79th, and 80th U.S. Congresses (1943–1949). He retired to Clearwater, Florida in 1952, where he lived until his death at the age of 90, in 1983. Football playing career[edit] Griffiths was an All-American in football at Penn State[1] where he played guard on the offensive line.[2] Football coaching career[edit] Marietta College[edit] Griffiths coached football at Ma 웹툰


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