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The Biggs family has for three generations held positions of honor not only within the state but also in national affairs. Asa Biggs was a distinguished lawyer and jurist who was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1835. His son William was a gallant Confederate officer who was wounded several times. After the war he became a lawyer and later the distinguished editor of the Tarboro Southerner. His grandson James was a jurist and Solicitor General of the United States.