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Leith S. Griswold
Leith S. Griswold

Leith Symington Griswold, matriarch of the Symington and Griswold families, who was an accomplished equestrienne, died of heart failure Tuesday at her Monkton home. She was 97. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Fife "Jack" Symington, an industrialist and sportsman, and Arabella Hambleton Symington, who served on charitable boards. Mrs. Griswold grew up on the family's Lutherville farm, Tallwood, and graduated from the Bryn Mawr School. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a school in Rome. After her marriage in 1936 to Benjamin H. Griswold III, senior partner of the old Alex. Brown & Sons investment firm, the couple moved to Fancy Hill,...