Edmund H. Driggs

Edmund H. Driggs
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
December 6, 1897 – March 3, 1901
Preceded byFrancis H. Wilson
Succeeded byHenry Bristow
Personal details
Born(1865-05-02)May 2, 1865
Brooklyn, New York
DiedSeptember 27, 1946(1946-09-27) (aged 81)
Brooklyn, New York
Resting placeCypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Edmund Hope Driggs (May 2, 1865 – September 27, 1946) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Brooklyn, he attended the public schools and Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn. He became engaged in the casualty-insurance business.

Driggs was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis H. Wilson; he was reelected to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from December 6, 1897, to March 3, 1901. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress, and resumed the casualty-insurance business and also engaged in safety engineering. He died in Brooklyn in 1946; interment was in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn.

His grandson Edmund Hope Driggs III married, as his second wife, Audrey Simpson, the daughter of Ernest Aldrich Simpson and stepdaughter of the future Duchess of Windsor.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis H. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1897–1901
Succeeded by
Henry Bristow