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Clay Stone BRIGGS

(1876-1933)

BRIGGS, Clay Stone, a Representative from Texas; born in Galveston, Tex., January 8, 1876; attended private and public schools, the University of Texas at Austin, and Harvard Unversity; was graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1899; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Galveston, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives 1906-1908; served as judge of the tenth judicial district of Texas from June 15, 1909, until February 1, 1919, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1933; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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