ANDREW C. BRIGMAN President of the Board of Trustees of the city of Redding, and Republican nominee for the State Assembly, is a native of Chillicothe, Missouri. He was born April 3, 1848. His father, Isaac Brigman, was a native of North Carolina, several generations of the family having lived there. His mother, nee Mary Culbertson, was born in Indiana, of English and French extraction. Mr. Brigman and his family removed to Oregon in 1853, and resided there and in Washington Territory for many years. They had a family of eight children, the subject of this sketch being the oldest.
He received his education in Portland, Oregon, and after he arrived at manís estate he became a speculator in land and stock. He subsequently removed to San Francisco, where he continued in business two years. In 1875 he went to Redding, Shasta County, and here engaged in mining four years. Since that time he has become a prominent real-estate dealer and a land owner. He also deals in live-stock and is a breeder of horses and cattle, having a number of valuable animals, some of his horses being the best imported Clydesdales in Northern California.
In 1889 he was elected Trustee of the city, and when the Board organized he was made president. In the fall of 1890 he received the nomination of the Republican party for Assemblyman from his district. Mr. Brigman is president of District Fair No. 27, Shasta County. He owns a fine ranch of 2,500 acres, which is principally devoted to the raising of horses and cattle. He has also purchased property in Redding and built a beautiful home, in which he resides with his family.
Mr. Brigman was married in 1881, to Miss Julia Brincard, a native of California, her father having come from his native country, France, and settled in California at an early date. They have one son, Andrew, born in Redding.
Mr. Brigman is an Odd Fellow, a life-long Republican, and one of the most energetic and successful business men of Shasta County. He takes a deep interest in the growth and development of Redding, and is a liberal supporter of all worthy public enterprises.
Source: Memorial & Biographical History of Northern
California, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler