George Nixon Briggs Edit Profile
Read law with Luther Washburn, Lanesboro, Massachusetts.
Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1818. Elected town clerk Lanesboro, 1824. Registrar of deeds Berkshire County (Massachusetts), 1824-1831, Chairman of the Board commissioner of highways, 1826.
Member United States Ho of Representatives from Massachusetts, 22d-27th congresses, 1831-1843. Governor Massachusetts (Whig), 1844-1851. Judge Massachusetts Court Common Pleas, 1853-1858.
Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853. President American Temperance Union, 1856. President Baptist Missionary Union.
Trustee Williams College. A founder Republican Party in Massachusetts. United States commissioner to adjust differences between New Granada and United States, 1861 (accidentally shot before leaving for S. American).
Member United States Ho of Representatives from Massachusetts, 22d-27th congresses, 1831-1843. Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1853.
Married Harriet Hall, May 1818.