Asa Biggs (February 4, 1811 – March 6, 1878) was a North Carolina politician who held a number of positions. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and federal judge. Biggs was born in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina. He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in Williamston. He was a member of the North Carolina state constitutional convention in 1835, the state house of commons from 1840 to 1842, and the state senate from 1844 to 1845. The Asa Biggs House and Site at Williamston was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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  • Asa Biggs (February 4, 1811 – March 6, 1878) was a North Carolina politician who held a number of positions. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and federal judge. Biggs was born in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina. He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in Williamston. He was a member of the North Carolina state constitutional convention in 1835, the state house of commons from 1840 to 1842, and the state senate from 1844 to 1845. Biggs was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1847, but was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election in 1846. In 1851 he became a member of the commission to codify the North Carolina state laws. His role in codifying the laws of North Carolina is the most distinctive aspect of his historical importance. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1855 and served from March 4, 1855 until May 5, 1858, when he resigned to accept an appointment to the United States District Court for the District of North Carolina by President James Buchanan to a seat vacated by Henry Potter. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 3, 1858, and received his commission the same day. He served as judge of that district court until April 23, 1861, as a member of the secession convention of North Carolina in 1861, and as a Confederate judge from 1861 to 1865. He supported secession and believed the action to be legal according to the United States constitution. During the American Civil War he took refuge at Dalkeith near Arcola, North Carolina, where he wrote his autobiography. Following his service as a judge, Biggs resumed the practice of law in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1865. In 1869 he moved to Norfolk, Virginia. He continued the practice of law in that community until his death on March 6, 1878. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery. The Asa Biggs House and Site at Williamston was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. (en)
  • آسا بيغز (بالإنجليزية: Asa Biggs) (و. 1811 – 1878 م) هو سياسي، ومحام، وقاض من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ولد في ويليامستون، كارولاينا الشمالية.تولى منصب عضو مجلس الشيوخ الأمريكي .وهو عضو في الحزب الديمقراطي الأمريكي . (ar)
  • Asa Biggs (* 4. Februar 1811 in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina; † 6. März 1878 in Norfolk, Virginia) war ein US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der den Bundesstaat North Carolina in beiden Kammern des Kongresses vertrat. Nach dem Besuch der öffentlichen Schulen und einer Ausbildung in den klassischen Studienfächern nahm Asa Biggs eine juristische Laufbahn in Angriff. Er wurde nach abgeschlossener Lehrzeit 1831 in die Anwaltskammer aufgenommen und begann in seinem Heimatort Williamston zu praktizieren. Im Jahr 1835 übernahm er als Delegierter zum Verfassungskonvent von North Carolina sein erstes politisches Mandat. Von 1840 bis 1842 war er Abgeordneter im Repräsentantenhaus von North Carolina, zwischen 1844 und 1845 gehörte er dann dem Staatssenat an. Am 4. März 1845 zog Biggs nach erfolgreicher Wahl in das Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten in Washington ein, wo er den neunten Wahlbezirk seines Staates bis zum 3. März 1847 vertrat. Er bewarb sich um die Wiederwahl, scheiterte aber. In der Folge war er wieder juristisch tätig; so war er 1851 Mitglied einer Kommission, die die Staatsgesetze von North Carolina überarbeitete. Biggs kehrte am 4. März 1855 als US-Senator in den Kongress zurück; zuvor hatte er sich bei der Wahl gegen Amtsinhaber George Edmund Badger von der Whig Party durchgesetzt. Er nahm sein Senatsmandat aber nur bis zum 5. Mai 1858 wahr. An diesem Tag trat er zurück, um der Ernennung zum Richter am Bundesbezirksgericht für North Carolina durch US-Präsident James Buchanan zu folgen. Diesen Posten bekleidete Asa Biggs bis zum 23. April 1861; danach trat er als Richter in die Dienste der Konföderation. Er unterstützte die Sezession der Südstaaten und sah sie im Einklang mit der Verfassung der Vereinigten Staaten. Nach Kriegsende war Biggs zunächst als Anwalt in Tarboro tätig. 1869 verlegte er seinen Wohnsitz und seine Kanzlei nach Norfolk in Virginia, wo er 1878 starb. (de)
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  • آسا بيغز (بالإنجليزية: Asa Biggs) (و. 1811 – 1878 م) هو سياسي، ومحام، وقاض من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ولد في ويليامستون، كارولاينا الشمالية.تولى منصب عضو مجلس الشيوخ الأمريكي .وهو عضو في الحزب الديمقراطي الأمريكي . (ar)
  • Asa Biggs (February 4, 1811 – March 6, 1878) was a North Carolina politician who held a number of positions. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and federal judge. Biggs was born in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina. He read law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in Williamston. He was a member of the North Carolina state constitutional convention in 1835, the state house of commons from 1840 to 1842, and the state senate from 1844 to 1845. The Asa Biggs House and Site at Williamston was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. (en)
  • Asa Biggs (* 4. Februar 1811 in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina; † 6. März 1878 in Norfolk, Virginia) war ein US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker (Demokratische Partei), der den Bundesstaat North Carolina in beiden Kammern des Kongresses vertrat. Nach Kriegsende war Biggs zunächst als Anwalt in Tarboro tätig. 1869 verlegte er seinen Wohnsitz und seine Kanzlei nach Norfolk in Virginia, wo er 1878 starb. (de)
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