A Guide to the Briggs (Clay Stone) Papers, 1901-1930
Clay Stone Briggs (1876-1933), born in Galveston, Texas, was a lawyer, judge, and congressman in Texas. In 1899, after studying at the University of Texas, Harvard University, and Yale University, Briggs began to practice law in Galveston. Briggs served Texas in the House of Representatives in 1907, before becoming judge of the Tenth Judicial District in 1909. In 1919, Briggs, a Democrat, won a seat in the United States Congress. Briggs served in Congress until his death in 1933.
"Briggs, Clay Stone,"Handbook of Texas Online Accessed June 30, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbr46.html.
Correspondence, telegrams, reports, signatures, news clippings, and printed materials comprise the Clay Stone Briggs Papers, 1901-1930, which relate to Briggs' activities as a Galveston attorney, legislator, and judge. Specifically, the papers concern Briggs’ career as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1907-1908), judge of the Tenth Judicial District of Texas (1909-1919), and United States Congressman (1919-1930). The papers include constituent requests and congressional legislation relating to the erection of Federal buildings in Texas, protective tariffs, shipping industry, state highways, United States citizens held prisoner in Mexico, and immigration.
This collection is open for research use.
Clay Stone Briggs Papers, 1901-1930, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Lynn Bell, November 1984.
Subsequent revisions made by Evan Usler, February 2012.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers