Asa Biggs

Asa Biggs ( born February 4, 1811 in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina; † March 6, 1878 in Norfolk, Virginia) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party), of the state of North Carolina in both chambers of Congress represented.

After attending the public schools and an education in the classical subjects Asa Biggs took a legal career in attack. He was admitted after completion of apprenticeship in 1831 in the Bar and began to practice in his hometown of Williamston. In 1835 he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of North Carolina his first political office. From 1840 to 1842 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1844-1845, he was then in the State Senate.

On March 4, 1845 Biggs moved to his successful election to the House of Representatives of the United States in Washington, where he represented the ninth constituency of his state until March 3, 1847. He applied for the re-election, but failed. As a result, he was legally working again; he was member of a commission in 1851, which revised the state laws of North Carolina.

Biggs returned on March 4, 1855 as U.S. Senator in the Congress back; earlier, he had prevailed in the election against incumbent George Edmund Badger of the Whig party. He took his Senate seat but true only until May 5, 1858. On this day he resigned to follow the appointment of a judge of the Federal District Court for North Carolina by U.S. President James Buchanan. Asa Biggs, a post held until April 23, 1861; after which he resigned as a judge in the service of the Confederacy. He supported the secession of the southern states and saw them in accordance with the Constitution of the United States.

After the war, Biggs worked as a lawyer in Tarboro. In 1869 he moved his residence and his law firm to Norfolk in Virginia, where he died in 1878.