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Clay Stone Briggs in 1921.

Clay Stone Briggs (January 8, 1876 – April 29, 1933) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1919 through his death in 1933.

Early life

Briggs was born in Galveston, Texas on January 8, 1876. While a child, he went to both public and private schools. He attended University of Texas at Austin (where he was a member of the Nu Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity), Harvard, and graduated from Yale in 1899, with a degree in law.

Political career

Shortly after graduating college, he ran for the Texas House of Representatives and served there from 1907-1909. He was also a judge in the tenth district in Texas until 1919, when he became a member of Congress. Briggs ran for Texas's 7th congressional district and served from March 4, 1919, until he died in Washington D.C. in 1933. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Masterson
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 23 (Galveston)

Succeeded by
Daniel MacInerney
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander W. Gregg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Clark W. Thompson


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