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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p186
2416

(Born N. H.)

Frank O. Briggs1

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Born Penacook, NH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 8, 1872, to July 14, 1873, — Union County, Ga., to Sep. 7, 1873, — Atlanta, Ga., to Sep. 17, 1874 (leave of absence, Feb. 18 to Mar. 19, 1874, and Aug. 20 to Sep. 27, 1874), — Carrollton, Ala., Sep. 27 to Nov. 27, 1874, — Atlanta, Ga., to July 1, 1875, — Toccoa, Ga., to Sep. 15, 1875, — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 10, 1876 (leave of absence, May 21 to July 20, 1876), — Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, 1876, — and Columbia, S. C., to Apr. 16, 1877; and on leave of absence, to Dec. 16, 1877.

Resigned, Dec. 16, 1877.

Civil History. — Manufacturer of Wire Rope, Trenton, N. J., since 1877.

Vol. IV
p216
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Assistant Treasurer John A. Roebling's Sons Co. — p217Secretary New Jersey Wire Cloth Co. — President Board of Education, City of Trenton, N. J., 1887 and 1888. — Mayor City of Trenton, N. J., 1899. — Post-office address, Trenton, N. J.

Vol. V
p187
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Secretary and Treasurer Porter Screen Manufacturing Company, Winooski, Vt. — Treasurer Roebling Construction Company, New York City. — Director Broad Street National Bank, Trenton, N. J. — Trustee Trenton Savings Fund Society, Trenton, N. J. — Vice-President Norfolk and Portsmouth Traction Company, Norfolk, Va. — Vice-President and Director of the Continental Company, Detroit, Mich. — Vice-President and Treasurer of Dunn-Lock Company, New York City. Appointment as Assistant Adjutant-General, National Guard of New Jersey, 1901, declined. — Appointed member State Board of Education, 1901. — Appointed State Treasurer ad interim Jan., 1902; elected State Treasurer Feb., 1902; re‑elected Feb., 1905. — Elected United States Senator from Delaware, Feb., 1907. — Member of Loyal Legion, Sons of the Revolution and Society of Colonial Wars. — Post-office address: Trenton, N. J.

Vol. VI
p168
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Frank Obadiah Briggs, Born Aug. 12, 1851.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Resigned, Dec. 16, 1877.

p169 Civil History. — Secretary and Treasurer Porter Screen Manufacturing Company, Winooski, Vt.; Treasurer Roebling Construction Company, New York City; Director Broad Street National Bank, Trenton, N. J.; Trustee Trenton Savings Fund Society, Trenton, N. J.; Vice-President Norfolk and Portsmouth Traction Company, Norfolk, Va.; Vice-President and Director of the Continental Company, Detroit, Mich.; Vice-President and Treasurer of Dunn-Lock Company, New York City. Appointment as Assistant Adjutant-General, National Guard of New Jersey, 1901, declined; Appointed member State Board of Education, 1901; Appointed State Treasurer ad interim Jan., 1902; elected State Treasurer, Feb., 1902; re‑elected Feb., 1905; Elected United States Senator from Delaware, Feb., 1907; Member of Loyal Legion, Sons of the Revolution and Society of Colonial Wars.

Died, May 8, 1913, at Trenton, N. J.: Aged 61.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Riverview Cemetery, Trenton , NJ.


The Author's Notes:

1 Named Obadiah F. Briggs when graduated.


Thayer's Note:

a Sen. Briggs' birthplace is from his tombstone, (q.v.); his AOG obituary locates it more generically in Concord.


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