History of the Federal Judiciary


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Biggs, Asa
Born February 4, 1811, in Williamston, NC
Died March 6, 1878, in Norfolk, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Courts, Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina
Nominated by James Buchanan on May 3, 1858, to a seat vacated by Henry Potter. Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1858, and received commission on May 3, 1858. Service terminated on April 23, 1861, due to resignation.

Education:
Read law, 1831

Professional Career:
Private practice, Martin County, North Carolina, 1831-1845, 1847-1854
Delegate, North Carolina constitutional convention, 1835
Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1840-1842
State senator, North Carolina, 1844-1845
U.S. representative from North Carolina, 1845-1847
U.S. senator from North Carolina, 1855-1858
Judge, Confederate District Court, District of North Carolina, 1861-1865
Private practice, Tarboro, North Carolina, 1865-1868
Private practice/businessman, Norfolk, Virginia, 1868-1878
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