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Henry Bournes Higgins (1851 - 1929):
Politician and judge


Henry Higgins was born in Newtownards, County Down, and was educated at Newry and Dublin. Before he went to Australia he was in business in Belfast. From 1871 to 1875 he studied at Melbourne University and was called to the Bar in 1876 and the Inner Temple in 1886. He served as member of parliament for North Melbourne from 1901 to 1906 and during that period was appointed Attorney-General for the Commonwealth. From 1907 to 1921 he was President of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. He died in Melbourne and bequeathed a legacy of £25,000 to the Royal Irish Academy. (Memoir by N. Palmer, 1931)

Born: 30 June 1851
Died: 13 January 1929
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