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Edmund Hope DRIGGS

(1865-1946)

DRIGGS, Edmund Hope, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 2, 1865; attended the public schools and Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn; became engaged in the casualty-insurance business; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis H. Wilson; reelected to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from December 6, 1897, to March 3, 1901; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; resumed the casualty-insurance business and also engaged in safety engineering; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 27, 1946; interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery.

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

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