Griffin, Cyrus – Founding Father


This Cyrus Griffin history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Continental and Confederation Congress biographical mugs.  An image of Cyrus Griffin and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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A Virginia lawyer and politician, Cyrus Griffin was elected as a delegate from Virginia to serve in the Second Continental Congress from 1778 to 1780.  He became a delegate to the Ninth Congress of the Confederation where he served from 1787 to 1788.  In 1788, he became the 8th and last President of the Congress of the Confederation.   In 1789, George Washington appointed Cyrus Griffin as the first United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Virginia where he served until he died in 1810.

The Continental Congress met between 1774 – 1781. After the Articles of Confederation went into effect in 1781, it became the Confederation Congress.  These were the governing bodies of the United States during the American Revolution.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave-safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.  

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