J. Griswold Webb
|Member of the New York State Senate|
January 1, 1923 – May 5, 1934
|Preceded by||James E. Towner|
|Succeeded by||Frederic H. Bontecou|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
(for Dutchess County)
January 1, 1919 – December 31, 1922
|Preceded by||James C. Allen|
|Succeeded by||Howard N. Allen|
John Griswold Webb
August 13, 1890
Riverdale, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 5, 1934 (aged 43)|
Hyde Park, New York, U.S.
Anne Pendleton Rogers
|Relations||James W. Webb (grandfather)|
John A. Griswold (grandfather)
William Seward Webb (uncle)
Eliza Vanderbilt Webb (aunt)
|Parents||H. Walter Webb|
Leila Griswold Webb Codman
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Cornell University College of Agriculture
Webb was born on August 13, 1890 at Riverdale in the Bronx. He was the son of railroad executive H. Walter Webb (1856–1900) and Amelia (née Griswold) Webb (1856-1910). In 1904, Leila Webb, now a widow, married Ogden Codman, Jr., the noted society architect and interior decorator best known for his novel written with Edith Wharton.
His paternal grandfather was U.S. Minister to Brazil James Watson Webb and his maternal grandfather was U.S. Congressman John Augustus Griswold. Among his uncles was Civil War general Alexander S. Webb and railroad executive Dr. William Seward Webb, who married Eliza Vanderbilt, the daughter of William K. Vanderbilt.
Webb was a graduate of the Groton School, in Groton, Massachusetts, and Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1913. In 1912, he went with a fellow Harvard student by car from New York City to Vancouver, a then unprecedented adventure.
In 1912, Webb was a war correspondent for the Boston Herald in Mexico. From 1914 to 1915, he studied at the Cornell University College of Agriculture. Beginning in 1915, he was the owner and General Manager of "Webb Farms" in Clinton Corners, New York.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (28th D.) from 1923 until his death in 1934, sitting in the 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd, 154th, 155th, 156th and 157th New York State Legislature; and was Chairman of the Special Joint Legislative Committee on Aviation from 1928 until his death in 1934.
- John Griswold Webb Jr. (b. 1916), who attended the Groton School.
- Amelia Griswold "Leila" Webb (b. 1920).
- "J. Griswold Webb, Legislator, Dead. State Senator, 43, Succumbs at His Hyde Park Estate After a Long Illness. Head Of Aviation Board". New York Times. May 6, 1934.
- Reynolds, Cuyler (1914). Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. pp. 1454-1459. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- "CODMAN--WEBB Mrs. H. Walter Webb Married to Ogden Codman, Jr". The New York Times. October 9, 1904. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- Harvard College (1780-) Class of 1913 (1917). Harvard College Class of 1913 Secretary's Second Report. Plimpton Press. p. 323. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- "Students on Long Trip". The New York Times. June 23, 1912. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
- "Miss Anne Rogers Bride at Hyde Park". The New York Times. May 17, 1914. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
|New York State Assembly|
James C. Allen
| New York State Assembly
Dutchess County, 1st District
Howard N. Allen
|New York State Senate|
James E. Towner
| New York State Senate
Frederic H. Bontecou