Jimmy Griffin through the years
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Former Buffalo Mayor Jimmy Griffin was born on June 29, 1929 in South Buffalo, where he lived his whole life. He served as a New York state senator from 1967 to 1977, then was sworn as mayor in January 1, 1978. During the Blizzard of 1985, he famously told Buffalonians to "go home, buy a six pack of beer, and watch a good football game." He served as mayor until 1993, then as city councilman from 2003 to 2005. He died on May 25, 2008.