- Henry,1561–1630, English mathematician.
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Mixner himself went to then California Gov. Ronald Reagan to seek his support in nixing the Briggs Amendment.
The notion of anarchy so appalled the conservative Reagan, he came out against Briggs, and it was defeated.
But the Supreme Court agreed to hear Briggs, which it then combined into Brown.
Then in 1951 came his famous dissent in Briggs v. Elliott, in which he wrote the sentence I quote above.
“I was warned not to go into the Tropicana, very, very severely,” Briggs once told me.The Ballad of Mitzi Stauffer Briggs, Heiress Who Lost It All in Vegas
John L. Smith
September 30, 2013
Miss Briggs, the maid, sir—but she's just ready to go out, sir.
You've sent Briggs off, and I've all that packing and unpacking to do.
Briggs is in charge on the third floor front, and Dickson has the back rooms.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
From Mr. Briggs, who, of course, got them by letter from his daughter.
If you hire detectives, Mr. Briggs, you must take care of them.
- Henry . 1561–1631, English mathematician: introduced common logarithms
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