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Clay Stone Briggs

Clay Stone Briggs (January 8, 1876 – April 29, 1933) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1919 through his death in 1933.

Clay Stone Briggs
Clay Stone Briggs.jpg
Briggs in 1921
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – April 29, 1933
Preceded byAlexander W. Gregg
Succeeded byClark W. Thompson
Personal details
Born(1876-01-08)January 8, 1876
Galveston, Texas
DiedApril 29, 1933(1933-04-29) (aged 57)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic

Early lifeEdit

Briggs was born in Galveston, Texas on January 8, 1876. While a child, he went to both public and private schools. He attended University of Texas at Austin (where he was a member of the Nu Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity), Harvard, and graduated from Yale Law School.

Political careerEdit

Shortly after graduating college, he ran for the Texas House of Representatives and served there from 1907-1909. He was also a judge in the tenth district in Texas until 1919, when he became a member of congress. Briggs ran for Texas's 7th congressional district and served from March 4, 1919, until he died in Washington, D.C. in 1933. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

United States Congress. "BRIGGS, Clay Stone (id: B000826)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Masterson
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 23 (Galveston)

1907–1909
Succeeded by
Daniel MacInerney
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander W. Gregg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1919 – April 29, 1933
Succeeded by
Clark W. Thompson