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Frank P. Briggs

editor , senator

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