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Frank P. Briggs

Frank P. Briggs, American senator, editor. Recipient Distinguished Public Service award School Journalism, University Missouri, 1958. Member Sigma Delta Chi, Masons (grand master Missouri 1957-1958), Elks, Rotarian, National Press (Washington District of Columbia).

Background

  • Briggs, Frank P. was born on February 25, 1894 in Armstrong, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas H. and Susan Almira (Pyle) Briggs.

  • Education

    • Student, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1914. BJ, University Missouri, 1915.

    Career

    • Editor Fayette (Missouri) Democrat-Leader, 1915. City editor Moberly (Missouri) Monitor-Index, 1916-1917. Editor Trenton (Missouri) Times, 1917-1918, city editor, 1919.

      Night editor Shawnee (Oklahoma) Morning News, 1919-1923. Editor and owner Macon (Missouri) Chronicle-Herald, from 1924. Mayor City of Macon, 1933.

      Assistant secretary Interior Fish and Wildlife, from 1961. Member Missouri State Senate, 1933-1945, president, 1941-1945. Appointed United States Senator from Missouri to fill unexpired term of Harry S. Truman.

      Member Missouri Conservation Commission, from 1947. Member International Commission for North Atlantic Fisheries, from 1961.

    Membership

    Member Sigma Delta Chi, Masons (grand master Missouri 1957-1958), Elks, Rotarian, National Press (Washington District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Allen Shull, May 28, 1916. Children: Thomas Frank, Eugene Allen, Darlene Ruth, Betty Barbara, Dorothy Catherine.
    • father: Thomas H. Briggs
    • mother: Susan Almira (Pyle) Briggs
    • spouse: Catherine Allen Shull
    • children: Thomas Frank Briggs
    • Eugene Allen Briggs
    • Darlene Ruth Briggs
    • Betty Barbara Briggs
    • Dorothy Catherine Briggs
    Frank P. Briggs
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    Born February 25, 1894
    Died September 23, 1992
    (aged 98)
    • 1914
      Central College
    • 1915
      University Missouri
    • 1915
      Editor Fayette (Missouri) Democrat-Leader
    • 1916 - 1917
      city editor Moberly (Missouri) Monitor-Index
    • 1917 - 1918
      editor Trenton (Missouri) Times
    • 1919
      editor Trenton (Missouri) Times
    • 1919 - 1923
      night editor Shawnee (Oklahoma) Morning News
    • 1933
      mayor City of Macon
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