Frank O. Briggs

Frank Obadiah Briggs ( born August 12, 1851 in Concord, New Hampshire; † May 8, 1913 in Trenton, New Jersey ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

Frank Briggs first attended the public schools, then a private school in Francestown, and finally the Phillips Academy in Andover. In 1872 he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he initially embarked on a career in the U.S. Army. Until 1877, he served in an infantry regiment and rose to up to Second Lieutenant.

This year he retired from the military and moved to New Jersey, where he worked in the wire manufacturing. He sat from 1884 to 1892 the school board of Trenton and was from 1899 to 1902 mayor of this city. From 1901 to 1902 Briggs was also on the Board of Education of New Jersey; after he was until 1907 as Minister of Finance ( State Treasurer ) Member of the State Government.

Between 1904 and 1907 Briggs was the Republican Party in New Jersey before. On 4 March 1907 he moved as a successor of John F. Dryden in the U.S. Senate in Washington, where he chaired, among others, the Committee on geological surveys ( Committee on Geological Survey). He applied in 1912 to the re-election, but was defeated by Democrat William Hughes and consequently resigned on March 3, recovered in 1913 from out of Congress. Briggs returned to Trenton back to there again pursue his business, but died in May of the same year.

His father, James F. Briggs belonged from 1877 to 1883 as a representative of the New Hampshire House of Representatives of the United States.

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