William L. Higgins

William Lincoln Higgins ( born March 8, 1867 in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, † November 19, 1951 in Norwich, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1937 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Higgins attended the public schools of his home in Massachusetts. He studied in New York City until 1890 medicine. After his were made in the same year he began medical license in Willington (Connecticut) to work in his new profession. In 1891 he moved to South Coventry.

Higgins was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1905 and 1927 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Connecticut; 1909 to 1911 he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1917 and 1932 he was a town councilor in Coventry, from 1921 to 1932 he served as District ( County Commissioner) in Tolland County. Since 1928-1832 Higgins served as Secretary of State, the executive officers of the state government of Connecticut. In the years 1928, 1932 and 1936 he attended as a delegate the respective Republican National Conventions.

In 1932 he became the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard P. Freeman on March 4, 1933. After a re-election in 1934, he could remain until January 3, 1937 at the Congress. At that time, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress. Higgins ' party was these measures but rather critical. In the 1936 elections Higgins defeated Democrat William J. Fitzgerald.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Higgins withdrew from politics and resumed the doctor. He died on 19 November 1951 in Norwich.