Biography of Albert Henry Briggs


Briggs, Albert Henry, M. D., Buffalo, was born of New England ancestry at Town Line in the town of Lancaster, Erie county, September 9, 1842, and received his education in the district schools, the Batavia Union School, the East Aurora Academy and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima. In October, 1867, he entered the medical department of the University of Buffalo, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D., February 20, 1871. Since then he has successfully practiced his profession in Buffalo, opening his present office on the corner of West avenue and Hudson street in 1881. Dr. Briggs served as coroner's physician about three years, as city physician for the second district (Second and Third wards) about the same period, and as city health physician in 1880-81 and 1880-87. At his suggestion the department of vital statistics was created and he became its organizer and first registrar. He was appointed assistant surgeon of the 65th Regiment, N. G. N. Y., with rank of first lieutenant, in October, 1879, became surgeon with rank of captain in June, 1881, and on April 23, 1883, was promoted to the rank of major and is still a member of the regimental staff. He has been grand medical examiner of the A. O. U. W. for the State of New York since 1880, and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the New York State Medical Association, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Erie County Medical Society, the Buffalo Academy of Medicine, the Buffalo Medical Union, the Acacia Club, and the United Service Club of New York city. He is also a member of Washington Lodge No. 249, F. & A. M. June 7, 1863, he married Sarah America Baker, daughter of Thaddeus Baker, M. D., of Andover, Allegany county, N. Y. They have two children: Arthur C. and. Mabel, wife of C. J. Standart.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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