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Biggers, Neal Brooks Jr.
Born 1935 in Corinth, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 1, 1984, to a seat vacated by William C. Keady. Confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 1984, and received commission on March 28, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1998-2000. Assumed senior status on October 1, 2000.

Education:
Millsaps College, B.A., 1956
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1956-1960
Private practice, Corinth, Mississippi, 1963-1968
Prosecutor, Alcorn County, Mississippi, 1964
District attorney, First Judicial District, Mississippi, 1968-1975
Assistant instructor, University of Mississippi, 1974
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 1975-1984
Special commissioner, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1980-1981

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