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Mark compilation of Martin Mr. set- Legislator, Lodgement, Fair Booster, Succumbs at Home Chinook, May 6.--(/p)--James Griffin, 78, agricultural pioneer and mayor of Chinook, fell dead while transplanting flowers in garden yesterday, Coroner Herman Herman Kuper reported. Death was caused by an unexpected heart Dlock. Griffin apparently had jeen in good health. Born Nov. 9, 1868, In Refrew- shire, Scotland, Griffen came to the United States in 1887. In 1888 he came to Montana and settled on a homestead in Chouteau county. He was one of the principals principals in promoting the state fair at Helena for 14 years years served as appraiser for the federal and bank of Spokane for many years. Prominent in state politics, he served terms both as representative representative and senator in the state ature. He -was also well known Â§' state lodge circles, served as district governor of the Lions club, and was active in Masonic odges. Griffen.recently retired as state director of the emergency feed and seed loan division of farm ,redit administration. Friends redit him with having been onally acquainted with more usinessmen and farmers than any other Montanan. Surviving, besides his widow, lis sister, Mrs. Frank Thibaudeau of Helena. Funeral arrangements wil be announced later. Sudden Death James Griffin, Mayor of Chinook