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.

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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