Tyrone William Griffin Jr. was born in Mississippi and grew up to be a successful attorney practicing in the fields of real estate and bankruptcy. In fact, he has been a partner in the practice for many years and has achieved a lot of success. His net worth is estimated at about two million dollars.
A native of Clarksville, Mississippi, Tyrone was very young when his parents immigrated to New Orleans as part of the Underground Railroad. As an adult, he continued to practice law in the state of Mississippi and became an active member of the civil rights, anti-discrimination, and fair housing groups. He became an active leader of the Mississippi Freedom Movement, which was then just beginning. He joined the march on Washington, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic speech. He is also listed as an organizer or speaker in the famous March on Washington for Jobs and Justice.
Tyrone William Griffin Jr. Full Biography
|Full Name||Tyrone William Griffin Jr.|
|Date of Birth||April 13, 1982|
According to biographer David Kauffman, Tyrone “wasn’t particularly interested in becoming an attorney. He wanted to be a singer, first. But because of a close friend who knew some hypnotists and encouraged him, Tyrone decided to get into the music business. But he didn’t want to do it as an artist, he wanted to become an entertainer.” Although this may seem strange, there are several clues that show how talented he truly was. Tyrone was an excellent student and achieved a top grade in school.
His career as an attorney brought him into contact with many prominent people. For example, he was a very close friend of attorney William Jefferson Jones who specialized in bankruptcy cases. The two worked side by side for many years and shared their professional experiences. In fact, they often collaborated in cases against large corporations.
During World War II, Tyrone’s wife Daphne was assigned by the U.S. military to care for his parents Rufus and Ella Mae in New York City. She served as an acting maid and housekeeper for the family and helped prepare their meals. Because of her close relationship with both her husband and his parents, she became the family’s unofficial aide. As it became clear that Tyrone was very bright, she took on the responsibility of preparing all of their school reports and homework. When her father was not present, she would do all the work herself.
After the war ended, Tyrone left to study at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. This school is associated with the famous attorney, John Foster Dulles. It is believed that he received a degree in Law in that college, but no personal records have been found to prove this. He joined the faculty in the fall of 1948. While there, he met his future wife Bessie Smith, whom he had met while attending Harvard University. Bessie was one of the few female students to pursue an advanced degree from a law school at that time.