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Richard Thomas Brownrigg
by Gene Dressel

     Richard Thomas Brownrigg served as Camp Commander from 1901 til 1904. His Camp adjutant  was W. B. Shields. Mr. Brownrigg  was born in Columbus, Mississippi on August 23rd 1865.  His parents were John and Elizabeth (Yerger) Brownrigg. He was named for his uncle, Major. Richard Thomas Brownrigg, who was killed during the Red River Campaign while serving under Gen. Richard Taylor. Commander Brownrigg  graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee with a B.S. in 1886, and was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association the following year. He  practiced law most of  his life in St. Louis. On November 2, 1901 he married Miss Helen Reilly of New York, and they had one son, John. . In 1902 he and William Mason formed the Brownrigg and Mason law firm. He was a life-time member of the Missouri State and St. Louis Bar associations, the St. Louis Law Library Association, and the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His residence was at 6254 Washington Ave.

Sources: The Book of St. Louisans 1912