Edwin Werter Higgins

Edwin Werter Higgins

Birth
Clinton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Sep 1954 (aged 80)
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 6901768 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1897, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Norwich, Connecticut. He was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, (1899-1900), corporation counsel of Norwich, (1901-02), health officer of New London County, (1900-05) and prosecuting attorney of Norwich in 1905. In 1905, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank B. Brandegee, reelected to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving until 1913. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and served in the Connecticut State National Guard during World War I. After the war, he was corporation counsel of Norwich, (1919-22), prosecuting attorney for the Court of Common Pleas, New London County, (1932-46) and practiced law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6901768
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Werter Higgins (2 Jul 1874–24 Sep 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6901768, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .