Party affiliation: Democrat
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.
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.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Born February 6, 1934