Robert J. Higgins

Judge

1934 –

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Who is Robert J. Higgins?

Robert J. Higgins is a supernumerary justice on the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick and a former member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick who served as the leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party from 1971 to 1978.

Robert Higgins graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1956 then earned a law degree in 1960 from the University of New Brunswick. While practising law in the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Higgins turned to politics and in the 1967 provincial election was the only successful Liberal Party candidate in the seven Saint John city ridings. He served in the 46th New Brunswick Legislative Assembly and on April 1, 1968 was appointed to the Cabinet by Premier Louis Robichaud as Minister of Economic Development. On February 11, 1970, he was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs, serving until November 12 of that year when he was personally reelected in 1970 but when his party lost power.

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Born
1934
New Brunswick
Also known as
  • Robert Higgins
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Canada
Education
  • Gerald Schwartz School of Business
  • University of New Brunswick

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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