Asa Biggs

Personal

Birthday: 
2/4/1811
Birthplace: 
Williamston, NC
Date of Death: 
3/6/1878
Place of Death: 
Norfolk, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Read law
Degree Year: 
1831

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Courts, Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina
President Nominating: 
James Buchanan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
05/03/1858
Termination Date: 
04/23/1861
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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