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Thomas Higgins
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   Leland Clure Morton
Active:   10/4/1984 - 2/28/1999
Senior:   2/28/1999 - Present
Preceded by:   Leland Clure Morton
Succeeded by:   William Haynes
Personal History
Born:   1932
Undergraduate:   Christian Brother College (1952), University of Tennessee (1954)
Law School:   Vanderbilt University Law School (1957)

Thomas Aquinas Higgins (b. 1932) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Ronald Reagan nominated Higgins to the court on September 6, 1984 to fill the seat vacated by Leland Clure Morton. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984, assuming senior status on February 28, 1999.[1] Higgins was succeeded in this position by William Haynes.

Early life and education

  • Christian Brother College, A.A., 1952
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 1954
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, LL.B, 1957[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1957-1960
  • Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1961-1984[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Tennessee

Ronald Reagan nominated Higgins to the court on September 6, 1984 to fill the seat vacated by Leland Clure Morton. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984, assuming senior status on February 28, 1999.[1] Higgins was succeeded in this position by William Haynes.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Leland Clure Morton
Middle District of Tennessee
1984–1999
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
William Haynes