Frank Obadiah Obadiah Briggs Edit Profile
He attended the public schools, Francestown Academy, and Phillips Exeter Academy. He was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1872 and served in the Second Regiment, United States Infantry, as second lieutenant until 1877, when he resigned from the Army.
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.
In 1877, he moved to Trenton, New Jersey and engaged in the manufacture of wire and wire products. He was a member of the Trenton School Board from 1884 to 1892 and was Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey from 1899 to 1902. In 1901 and 1902, he was a member of the New Jersey State Board of Education, and was New Jersey State Treasurer from 1902 to 1907.
While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Geological Survey (Sixty-first Congress) and a member of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Sixty-second Congress).
Married Emily A. Allison, September 23, 1874.