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Thomas Riggs, Jr.

Born: Oct 17, 1873

Death: Jan 16, 1945

Birthplace: Ilchester

Nationality: United States

Thomas Riggs, Jr.

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1873
Date of Death : Jan 16, 1945
Birth Place : Ilchester

Thomas W. Riggs, Jr. was an American engineer who worked extensively in Alaska Territory, first as a leader of the team which surveyed the Alaska-Canadian border and later as a Commissioner oversee construction of the Alaska Railroad. He was appointed Governor of Alaska Territory and served from 1918 till 1921. During his later life, Riggs served as United States Commissioner to the International Boundary Commission.


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