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Biggs, John, Jr.

Born October 6, 1895, in Wilmington, DE
Died April 15, 1979, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 3, 1937, to a new seat authorized by 49 Stat. 1903. Confirmed by the Senate on February 10, 1937, and received commission on February 16, 1937. Served as chief judge, 1948-1965. Assumed senior status on October 30, 1965. Service terminated on April 15, 1979, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Referee in Bankruptcy, District of Delaware, 1924-1932

Princeton University, Litt.B., 1918
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:

U.S. Army private, Ordnance and Tank Corps, 1917-1918
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1922-1937
Civilian aide, U.S. Secretary of War, Wilmington, Delaware, 1923-1937
Member, Conference of Senior Circuit Judges, 1939-1948, and Judicial Conference of the United States, 1948-1965