|Current Court Information:|
|Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||James Buchanan|
|Active:||5/3/1858 - 4/23/1861|
|Preceded by:||Henry Potter|
|Law School:||Read Law (1831)|
Asa Biggs (1811-1878) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina.
He was nominated by President James Buchanan on May 3, 1858. He was confirmed by the Senate and received commission that same day. He resigned on April 23, 1861. Biggs was succeeded in this position by George Washington Brooks.
Early life and education
- Read law, 1831
- Private practice, Martin County, North Carolina, 1831-1845, 1847-1854
- Representative, North Carolina State Constitutional Convention, 1835
- Member, North Carolina House of Commons, 1840-1842
- Member, North Carolina State Senate, 1844-1845
- U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1845-1847
- U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1855-1858
- Judge, District Court of North Carolina, Confederate States of America, 1861-1865
- Private practice, Tarboro, North Carolina, 1865-1868
- Private practice and businessman, Norfolk, Virginia, 1868-1878
Eastern District of North Carolina
Biggs was nominated by President James Buchanan on May 3, 1858. He was confirmed by the Senate and received commission that same day. He resigned on April 23, 1861. Biggs was succeeded in this position by George Washington Brooks.
- Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- Biography from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of North Carolina