Briggs, Clare A. was born on August 5, 1875 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William Pardee and Ella (Stewart) Briggs.
University of Nebraska, 1894-1896.
Began as newspaper artist with St. Louis Globe Democrat, 1896. With St. Louis Chronicle, 1898, New York World, 1898-1899, New York Journal, 1900, Chicago American and Examiner until 1907, Chicago Tribune, 1907-1914, New York Tribune Syndicate, since 1914. Creator of “Skin-nay,” “The Days of Real Sport,” “When a Feller Needs a Friend,” “Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feeling,” “Mr. and Mistress,” “Somebody is Always Taking the Joy Out of Life,” “How to Start the Day Wrong,” “There’s at Least One in Every Office,” “A Handy Man Around the House,” “That Guiltiest Feeling,” etc.
(books) The Days of Real Sport. When a Feller Needs a Friend (verse by W. D. Nesbit). Golf; Oh Manitoba Home: New York, New York.
Married Ruth Owen, July 18, 1900. Children: Sarah Stewart (Mistress R. A. Lewis, junior.