Biographical Sketch of Charles Lewellyn Biggs
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Biggs, Charles Lewellyn; attorney; born, West Newton, Pa., Aug. 16, 1870; son of Andrew Wesley and Mary F. Gressley Biggs; educated Fort Scott, Kan.; 1889-1890, and Cleveland Law School, 1908; married, Chicago, Ill., May 9, 1899, Mary Blanche Fletcher; one son, Alfred H., age 8; in 1894, engaged in the manufacture bicycles in Chicago, in 1899; appointed state mgr. for Michigan of the North American Insurance Co. of Chicago; in connection with law business; mgr. for State of Ohio for The Knights of the Modern Maccabees; member law firm Bentley, McCrystal, Biggs & Staiger; trustee Highland Avenue Congregational Church, member Woodward Lodge of Masons, Mt. Olive Chapter Masons, Knights of The Modern Order of Maccabees, North American Union of Chicago; American Insurance Union of Columbus; member Chamber of Commerce; educational advantages have been confined to such reading as could be done on trains when traveling for insurance companies; degree from law school almost wholly due to this method of study; entered Taw firm of Biggs & Staiger, in 1909; in 1911, organized the firm of Bentley, McCrystal, Biggs & Staiger.