Thomas Aquinas Higgins

Personal

Birthday: 
1932
Birthplace: 
Nashville, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1957-1960
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1961-1984

Education

Name of School: 
Christian Brothers College
Degree: 
A.A.
Degree Year: 
1952
Name of School - Second: 
University of Tennessee
Degree - Second: 
B.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1954
Name of School - Third: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

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Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1957

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/4/1984
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/28/1999
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