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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 13, 2018
Nashville judge Thomas Aquinas Higgins died on Sept. 11 at the age of 86. A native of Nashville and a graduate of Vanderbilt Law, he served three years on active duty in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps after graduation. Following his military service, he returned to Nashville and formed the firm of Willis and Higgins, and later became a partner with the firm of Cornelius, Collins, Higgins and White. In 1984, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan for a seat on the U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October of that year. The family will receive friends at the Cathedral of the Incarnation at 1 p.m., prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Cathedral of the Incarnation, The Ladies of Charity and the St. Cecelia Congregation of The Dominican Sisters.