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George Briggs

  • Birth 6 May 1805 Broadalbin, Fulton County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 Jun 1869 Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 44, Lot 5254
  • Memorial ID 3852

U.S. Congressman. A successful dealer in the hardware business, he was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, in 1837. Moving to New York City, in 1838, he continued to work in the hardware business. In 1849, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses, serving until 1853 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving (1859-61). Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he left politics and lived in retirement until his death at age 64.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 7 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3852
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Briggs (6 May 1805–1 Jun 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3852, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .