History of the Federal Judiciary

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Higgins, Thomas Aquinas
Born 1932 in Nashville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 6, 1984, to a seat vacated by L. Clure Morton. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Assumed senior status on February 28, 1999.

Christian Brothers College, A.A., 1952
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1954
Vanderbilt University Law School, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1957-1960
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1961-1984


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