Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Briggs, James Frankland

Briggs, James Frankland (father of Frank Obadiah Briggs), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Bury, Lancashire, England, October 23, 1827; immigrated to the United States in 1829 with his parents, who settled in Holderness (now Ashland), N.H.; attended the common schools and Newbury Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and practiced in Hillsboro, N.H., until 1871; moved to Manchester, N.H.; member of the State house of representatives 1856-1858 and in 1874; during the Civil War served as major of the Eleventh Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry; served in the State senate in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1883, 1891, and 1897, serving as speaker in 1897; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1889; died in Manchester, N.H., January 21, 1905; interment in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Grafton County, N.H.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Briggs, James Frankland," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.889 Original Sources, accessed July 24, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQQ96H7KYMAC3H.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Briggs, James Frankland." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.889, Original Sources. 24 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQQ96H7KYMAC3H.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Briggs, James Frankland' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.889. Original Sources, retrieved 24 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZQQ96H7KYMAC3H.