Electra Waggoner Biggs
|Electra Waggoner Biggs|
|Born||November 8, 1912|
|Died||April 23, 2001(aged 88)|
|Resting place||West Hill Cemetery, Sherman Texas|
|Spouse(s)||2, including John Biggs|
|Parent(s)||E. Paul Waggoner
|Relatives||Daniel Waggoner (paternal great-grandfather)
William Thomas Waggoner (paternal grandfather)
Harlow H. Curtice (brother-in-law)
Gene Willingham (son-in-law)
Electra Waggoner Biggs (November 8, 1912 – April 23, 2001) was an American socialite and sculptor from Texas.
Biggs was born on November 8, 1912. She was named after her late aunt, Electra Waggoner. Her father, E. Paul Waggoner, was an heir to the Waggoner Ranch in Texas. Her mother Helen was a socialite.
Biggs became a renowned sculptor. Her works include a statue, Riding Into the Sunset, of actor Will Rogers on his horse Soapsuds. A large collection of her works can be found at the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas.
She died on April 23, 2001.
Biggs married twice. Her second husband, John Biggs, worked for International Paper. They had two daughters, Electra and Helen. Helen married Gene Willingham, who became a controlling shareholder of the Waggoner Ranch.
Most of the sculptures Biggs created were portraits. They include:
- US President Harry Truman
- US Vice President John Nance Garner
- General (later US President) Dwight Eisenhower
- Sid Richardson
- Victor McLaglen
- William Thomas Waggoner
- Amon Carter Jr.
- Jacqueline Cochran
- Baron Von Wrangle, an Arrow Collar Man
- Will Rogers
- Jimmy Robinson
- Knute Rockne
- Frank Phillips
- Jack Chrysler
- Herbert Marcus
- Waggoners History
- Gary Cartwright, Showdown at Waggoner Ranch, Texas Monthly, January 2004
- Red River Valley Museum: Electra Waggoner Biggs
- "Miss Electra Biggs To Marry in Spring". New York Times. November 19, 1967. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
- Porter, Roze McCoy, ‘‘Electra II: Electra Waggoner Biggs, Socialite, Sculptor, Ranch Heiress’’, Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas, 1995
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