Briscoe, John Parran was born on August 24, 1853 in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. Son of James T. and Annie M. (Parran) Briscoe.
Bachelor of Arts, St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1874.
Admitted to bar, 1875, and practiced at Prince Frederick, Maryland. State’s attorney, Calvert County, Maryland., 1879-1890. Associate judge 7th Judicial Circuit Maryland and judge Court of Appeals, since 1890.