Frank P. Briggs

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Frank P. Briggs
Frank Briggs.jpg
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
January 18, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Harry S. Truman
Succeeded by James P. Kem
Member of the Missouri Senate
In office
Personal details
Born Frank Parks Briggs
(1894-02-25)February 25, 1894
Armstrong, Missouri
Died September 23, 1992(1992-09-23) (aged 98)
Macon, Missouri
Political party Democratic

Frank Parks Briggs (February 25, 1894 – September 23, 1992) was a United States Senator from Missouri. Born in Armstrong, Missouri, he attended Armstrong and Fayette schools and Central College at Fayette from 1911 to 1914. He graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1915, engaged in the newspaper business that year, and in the publishing business at Macon, Missouri in 1925. He was mayor of Macon from 1930 to 1932 and a member of the Missouri Senate from 1933 to 1944.

Briggs was appointed, on January 18, 1945, as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry S. Truman and served from January 18, 1945, to January 3, 1947; he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the full term in 1946. He resumed the newspaper publishing business and was chairman of the Missouri State Conservation Commission in 1955-1956; from 1961 to 1965 he was Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife. He was a resident of Macon until his death in 1992; interment was in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Harry S. Truman
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Missouri
Served alongside: Forrest C. Donnell
Succeeded by
James P. Kem
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Gladys Pyle
Oldest living U.S. Senator
March 14, 1989 – September 23, 1992
Succeeded by
Milward Simpson