George Briggs Edit Profile
He attended the public schools.
He returned to New York, settling in New York City in 1838 and continuing in the hardware business. Elected as a Whig to the 31st and 32nd United States Congresses, Biggs was United States Representative for the fifth district of New York from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1853. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852.
Briggs was then elected as a Republican to the 36th United States Congress, and was United States Representative for the seventh district of New York from March 4, 1859, to March 3, 1861. During the thirty-sixth Congress he was Chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1860 and retired.
In 1866 he was a delegate to the National Union Convention at Philadelphia. Briggs died at his summer home, "Woodlawn," at Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, on June 1, 1869 (age 64 years, 26 days). He is interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Republican Party, Whig Party.
Biggs engaged in business as a dealer in hardware, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1837.