G. Edward Griffin’s interesting life began in Detroit, Michigan on November 7th, 1931 and who was a child actor on local radio in 1942. In 1947 he was an emcee at WJR [CBS] and continued as an announcer at WUOM and station manager at WWJ-TV [NBC] between 1950 and 1955. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1953, majoring in communication and speech. Griffin served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, reaching the rank of sergeant by the time his enlistment ended.
In 1964, Griffin completed his first book – The Fearful Master, the topic being about the United Nations, which would recur later in his writings and speeches. Griffin began producing political films for American Media of Los Angeles, of which he became the president.
Griffin has been a member and officer of the John Birch Society for most of his life and a contributing editor of its magazine – The New American. Since the 1960s, he has written his theory of history involving communist and capitalist conspiracies that include banking systems, especially the Federal Reserve System, American foreign policy, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United Nations.
In 1974, Griffin wrote and published the book – World Without Cancer, released also as a documentary video. His views have been rejected by the medical community. Griffin also advocates the use of Laetrile as a treatment of cancer. In scientific literature, considered medical quackery and never proving to be effective in either the treatment or prevention of cancer. Griffin founded The Cancer Cure Foundation in December of 1976, expanding its mission in March of 2002 to include disseminating information about other medical conditions and changing its name to The Cure Research Foundation. During the 1980s, Griffin returned to producing films about terrorism, subversion, and communism.
Griffin enrolled in the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and became a Certified Financial Planner in 1989. He also wrote The Revolution: A Manifesto and his book, The Creature of Jekyll Island influenced Ron Paul in his campaign against the Federal Reserve phenomenon.
In 2006, Griffin was interviewed for the documentary film – America: Freedom to Fascism and he endorsed Ron Paul for President of the United States in the US 2008 elections, as well as 2012 primary elections.