Jack Griffith is an insurance agent at Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort and enjoys helping people and businesses. Additionally, he loves golfing, watching Gamecock athletics events and cooking!
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Early Life and Education
Jack Griffith is an internationally recognized pioneer of high-resolution electron microscopy and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. At UNC he serves as Kenan Distinguished Professor in both Microbiology and Immunology as well as Biochemistry and Biophysics Departments.
Through SCCA membership, Griffith met Dick Monnich who distributed TVR sports cars. Recognizing that TVR Grantura III had potential but lacked power, Griffith took inspiration from Carroll Shelby’s approach by installing a Ford V-8 into it for additional power.
The Griffith 600 was developed, though its production was short-lived: less than a dozen examples were built before Griffith decided to use his personal funds instead and pursue other automotive ventures, such as creating semi-convertible and targa versions of Toyota Celica and AMC Sunchasers.
Griffith returned home after World War II and took up his family car business before expanding into automobile construction, creating the Griffith Company in order to produce semi-convertible and targa versions of Toyotas and AMCs for Toyotas and AMCs respectively. Later, alongside Bill Warner, he also co-founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Jack Griffith is a Director with Franklin Street’s Capital Advisory Team and brings extensive experience serving the debt, equity and other complex financial needs of commercial real estate investors, developers and occupiers. His proactive approach in providing debt and equity solutions has proven highly successful; while his work on how large DNA-protein complexes organize themselves during transactions such as replication, recombination and repair has had significant effects in genomics research.
Achievement and Honors
Griffith is well known for his groundbreaking use of high-resolution electron microscopy to observe protein-DNA interactions and his groundbreaking studies of DNA. These discoveries have had a tremendous effect on molecular biology and genetics research fields alike, leading to his being honored as a Kenan Distinguished Professor within both departments at UNC-Chapel Hill: Microbiology & Immunology as well as Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Griffith and JBC Classic author Arthur Kornberg (2) used electromagnetic microscopy techniques developed by Griffith to directly visualize molecules by coating them with metallic particles. Together they produced the first image showing Escherichia coli DNA polymerase I bound to DNA (3) using these methods.
General Griffith graduated from Stanley Rural High School and Troy State University, later attending Air War College and Armed Forces Staff College before receiving several honors including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Combat Service Ribbon.
Jack Griffith was an enthusiastic sports car collector who also worked at his family’s Ford dealership in Long Island. His passion for cars led to SCCA racing participation and becoming a distributor for low-volume British brand TVR; some reports indicate he even managed to cram a Ford V-8 into a fiberglass TVR Grantura, taking a page from Carroll Shelby’s playbook in doing so.
Griffith continues his work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as a Kenan Distinguished Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received both the Herbert A. Sober award from ASBMB as well as Comenius University in Slovakia’s Grand Gold Medal Award.
He is also a published author and has conducted studies using electron microscopy on chromosome structure. Additionally, he serves on the founding board for Amelia Island Concours.
Griffith’s acting career has brought him great wealth. He has made notable appearances in popular films like Vampires (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) as well as television programs like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Monk.
Griffith was not only known for acting but was also active in the automotive industry. He established Griffith Motorcars in the 1970s and began converting Toyota and AMC vehicles into semi-convertibles before expanding his business with additional models.
Griffith currently works as a financial advisor with Spc in Columbia, South Carolina and holds Series 63 and 65 licenses to serve investors from Arizona to Florida, Kentucky North Carolina Rhode Island Texas. With two years of experience under his belt in financial advisory work.