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16 Oct 2006
The New York Times edition of Jan 14 1899 reported:

Eugene Higgins, a well known democratic politician of Baltimore, Maryland, died at his home in that city yesterday of Pneumonia. He was 57 years old. He never missed a State or National convention and was perhaps as well known to politicians in all parts of the country as in his native town. He served throughout the war in the Nineteenth Virginia regiment. At its close he returned north and took an active part in Democratic politics. He served a term in the Baltimore City Council and another as a Representative in the House of Delegates. He was elected Secretary of the State Senate in 1881 and served one term. 
In 1885 Mr. Higgins was brought prominently before the whole country through the discussion which followed his selection as Appointment Clerk in the Treasury Department. It was during Mr. Cleveland's first term as President, and when the late Daniel Manning was Secretary of the Treasury Department. It was alleged that President Cleveland had been induced to appoint Mr. Higgins by Senator Gorman, who, it was stated, was indebted to Mr. Higgins for aid in certain elections in Howard County (MD). A hue and cry went up as soon as the appointment was made, the civil service reformers claiming that the appointee was not a fit man for the place. The matter was treated at length by the newspapers all over the country, and finally, after the affair had to a certain extant been forgotten, Mr. Higgins resigned. Since he returned to Baltimore from Washington Mr. Higgins regularly attended the sessions of the State Legislature and factiously called himself "The Third House"

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Eugene HIGGINS Self M Male W 40 MD Clerk Md Senate MD MD 
Margaret HIGGINS Wife M Female W 25 NY Keeping House NY NY 
Leah HUGH Other S Female W 28 MD Servant MD MD 

Source Information:
Census Place 7th Ward, Precinct 7, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 
Family History Library Film 1254499 NA Film Number T9-0499 Page Number 504C


Marriages in the Baltimore County Advocate & Advertiser 1857
(by groom)
Last Name First Name MI or Name Source Date full text 

Higgens Walter J 10/10/1857 On the 27th ult., by the Rev. Thomas Myers, Walter J. Higgens to Miss Josephine Langley, both of Baltimore city. 

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