Richard Griffin (councilmember)
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Richard L. Griffin (March 30, 1934 – August 13, 2008) was an African-American city councilmember from the city of Richmond, California who served for more than 20 years, including a stint as vice mayor. He was appointed to the council in 1981 to fill a vacancy. then re-elected in 1985 and multiple times thereafter until deciding not to run for re-election in 2006.
He has received three National Science Foundation Scholarships. He held a BA in chemistry and biology and a MA in education from San Francisco State University. He worked as a microbiologist for Schlitz Brewery and was chief chemist for General Dynamics Corporation, then became a public school teacher and later principal before moving into politics.
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