General Clinton Riggs
Three-quarter length portrait shows General Clinton Levering Riggs, Sr. (1865-1938) with gray hair wearing three-piece green-gray suit, white shirt, blue and white striped tie, and purple boutonniere. He is seated in Windsor-style armchair. Born in New York, Riggs grew up in Maryland, later attending Princeton and Johns Hopkins, where he was a lacrosse player and coach. After a brief career as a farmer in Iowa, he returned to Baltimore where he became a Vice President for the Detrick & Harvey Machine Company. Riggs served as an officer in the 5th Regiment, Maryland National Guard, from 1890-1899. From 1904-1908, he served as Maryland's Adjutant General under Governor Edwin Warfield. Riggs was later appointed Secretary of Commerce & Police (1913-1914) on the Philippine Commission by President Woodrow Wilson. In his retirement years, he served in numerous societies and philanthropic organizations, including as president of the Maryland Center for History and Culture from 1935-1938.