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John Joseph Higgins

John Joseph Higgins, American corporate lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1982, California 1990, United States District Court (southern, northern and central districts) California 1990, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991. Recipient Outstanding Corporation Counsel of Year, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1993.

Background

  • Higgins, John Joseph was born on February 6, 1934 in New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in English, Siena College, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Fordham University, 1958.

    Career

    • Attorney General Motors, New York City, 1959-1978, assistant general counsel, 1978-1981, Detroit, 1981-1988. General counsel General Motors Acceptance Corporation, 1983-1988. Vice president, general counsel Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, 1988-1989, senior vice president, general counsel, from 1989, General Motors Hughes Electronics, from 1992.

      Member Character and Fitness Committee appellate division New York Supreme Court, 1978-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1982, California 1990, United States District Court (southern, northern and central districts) California 1990, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1991.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Public Counsel. Trustee Siena College, Loudonville, New York. Member Fordham Law School National Alumni Council.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, art appreciation, history.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Maloney, October 6, 1962. Children: Timothy A., Sean P., Deirdre E.
    • spouse: Susan Maloney
    • children: Timothy A. Higgins
    • Sean P. Higgins
    • Deirdre E. Higgins
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    Born February 6, 1934
    Died January 27, 2008
    (aged 73)
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