BRIGGS, Frank Parks, (1894 - 1992)

Senate Years of Service: 1945-1947
Party: Democrat

State Historical Society of Missouri

BRIGGS, Frank Parks, a Senator from Missouri; born in Armstrong, Howard County, Mo., February 25, 1894; attended Armstrong and Fayette schools and Central College at Fayette, Mo. 1911-1914; graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1915; engaged in the newspaper business in 1915 and in the publishing business at Macon, Mo., in 1925; mayor of Macon, Mo. 1930-1932; member, State senate 1933-1944; appointed on January 18, 1945, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry S. Truman and served from January 18, 1945, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1946; resumed the newspaper publishing business; chairman, Missouri State Conservation Commission 1955-1956; Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife 1961-1965; was a resident of Macon, Mo., until his death on September 23, 1992; interment in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette, Mo.