Clay Stone Briggs
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.
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 Oakland Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.
- BRIGGS, Clay Stone at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography in the Handbook of Texas Online
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