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Frank Obadiah Briggs

Frank Obadiah Briggs, American senator. member Trenton Sch; member State Board Edn.


  • Briggs, Frank Obadiah was born on August 12, 1851 in Concord, New Hampshire, United States. Son of James F. and Roxanna (Smith) Briggs.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1872.


    • Second Lieutenant 2d United States Infantry, 1872-1877. Resigned from army, December 16, 1877. Began service with John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, 1877, assistant treasurer, since 1883.

      Member Trenton School Board, 1884-1892. Mayor Trenton, 1899-1902. Member State Board Education, 1901-1902.

      State treasurer New Jersey, 1902-1907. Elected United States senator, February 5, 1907, for term 1907-1913. Chairman Republican State Committee, since 1904.

      Secretary New Jersey Wire Cloth Company and official of other Roebling allied companies. 1st vice president Norfolk & Portsmouth Traction Company. Director Trenton Savings Fund Society Address: Trenton, New Jersey.


    Member Trenton Sch; member State Board Edn.


    • Married Emily A. Allison, September 23, 1874.
    • father: James F. Briggs
    • mother: Roxanna (Smith) Briggs
    • spouse: Emily A. Allison
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    Died March 8, 1913
    (aged 61)