02/25/1853 - 01/11/1925

HIGGINS, Thomas J., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, February 25, 1853 in Cass Township, Schuylkill County, Pa.; attended, Villanova College (now Villanova University); miner; engaged, mercantile business; wine and liquor store clerk; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1878); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1880 and 1882; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); engaged, real estate business; unsuccessful campaign, receiver of taxes, Shenandoah, Pa. (1890); appointed, joint water committee, Shenandoah (1892); unsuccessful campaign, sheriff, Schuylkill County (1894, 1897); unsuccessful campaign, clerk of courts, Schuylkill County (1899); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1902); unsuccessful campaign, treasurer, Schuylkill County (1908, 1911); died, January 11, 1925 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery, Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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