- James M. Banner Jr.
Griswold, Roger (21 May 1762–25 October 1812), lawyer and public official, was born in Lyme, Connecticut, the son of Matthew Griswold, a lawyer and Connecticut governor, and Ursula Wolcott, granddaughter of Governor Oliver Wolcott. After graduating from Yale in 1780, he studied law with his father and was admitted to the bar in 1783. He practiced law in Norwich until 1794, then moved his practice to Lyme. In 1788 he married Fanny Rogers. The couple had ten children....