Nebraska Hall of Fame: Dwight Palmer Griswold

Politician, Banker & Publisher

Dwight P. Griswold (1893 - 1954) was prominent for his political career, but was also a banker and publisher. 

After the Nebraska native served in World War I, he returned to Gordon, Nebraska where he worked at the local First National Bank and was editor of the Gordon Journal. 

Griswold later served as Governor of Nebraska from 1941-47 and represented Nebraska in the U.S. Senate from 1953-54. 

He was also chief of the American Mission for Aid to Greece from 1947-48. 

Griswold was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1993-94. 

 

Other Resources:

Griswold, Dwight Palmer - manuscript finding aid 

"What did you do in the war?"

     (A column containing Griswold's accounts of Nebraska's contributions during the Second World War.)

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