HIGGINS, William Lincoln, (1867 - 1951)

HIGGINS, William Lincoln, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Mass., March 8, 1867; attended the public schools of Chesterfield and Northampton, Mass., and Deerfield (Mass.) Academy; was graduated from the medical department of the University of the City of New York in 1890 and commenced the practice of medicine in Willington, Conn., the same year; moved to South Coventry, Conn., in 1891; served in the State house of representatives 1905-1907, 1917, 1919-1921, 1925 and 1927; member of the State senate 1909-1911; first selectman of Coventry, Conn., 1917-1932; county commissioner of Tolland County, Conn., 1921-1932; secretary of state 1928-1932; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928, 1932, and 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine in South Coventry, Conn.; died in Norwich, Conn., November 19, 1951; remains were cremated and interred in Chesterfield Center Cemetery, Chesterfield, Mass.