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 Asa Biggs

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Asa Biggs Famous memorial

Birth
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, USA
Death
6 Mar 1878 (aged 67)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot
1AE-L14
Memorial ID
6653415 View Source

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced to practice law in Williamston, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina State constitutional convention in 1835, member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, (1840-42) and member of the North Carolina State Senate, (1844-45). In 1845, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving until 1847. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a member of a commission to codify the North Carolina State laws in 1851. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving (1855-58). He was then appointed United States judge of the district of North Carolina by President James Buchanan, serving until the secession convention of North Carolina, in 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate judge, (1861-65). Moving to Virginia, in 1869, he continued to practice law until his death at age 67.

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced to practice law in Williamston, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina State constitutional convention in 1835, member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, (1840-42) and member of the North Carolina State Senate, (1844-45). In 1845, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress, serving until 1847. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was a member of a commission to codify the North Carolina State laws in 1851. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving (1855-58). He was then appointed United States judge of the district of North Carolina by President James Buchanan, serving until the secession convention of North Carolina, in 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate judge, (1861-65). Moving to Virginia, in 1869, he continued to practice law until his death at age 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 1 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6653415
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6653415/asa-biggs: accessed ), memorial page for Asa Biggs (4 Feb 1811–6 Mar 1878), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6653415, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.