Riggins, Warren Wesley (1870 - 1954)

HOUSE, 58th and 64th General Assemblies, 1913-15, 1925-27; representing Montgomery County in 58th, Montgomery and Houston in 64th; Democrat. Born in Montgomery County, Aug 20, 1870; son of Joel Newton and Mary (Shepherd) Riggins. Extent of schooling not determined. Married first, in 1904, to Myrtle Riggins, who died in 1911; second marriage, in 1926, to Excell Loggins; five children, not clear by which marriage; were - Joel, Howell, John W., Marie, and Susan. Engaged in farming; one of organizers of Dark Fired Tobacco Growers Assn.; member Farm Bureau; member county court and of county board of education; elected secretary county Democratic Executive Committee, 1910. Ruling elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Died at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Sep 29, 1954; buried in Liberty Cemetery, Montgomery County.

Sources: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, Apr 1, 1912; Sep 29, 1954; TN Public Acts, 1925; TN Vital Statistics, Death Certificate No. 20,335.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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