Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Higgins Dies
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Andrew Jackson Higgins has died. He was 90 years old.
An obituary published Friday by the Jefferson City News Tribune (http://bit.ly/p9wLO9) said that Higgins died Wednesday in Kansas City.
Higgins served on the Supreme Court from 1979 until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1991. He was chief justice from 1985 to 1987. After his retirement, he practiced law at a Jefferson City law firm.
Higgins, a native of Platte City, served three terms as Platte County prosecutor and was appointed as a circuit judge in 1960. Four years later, he was hired as a commissioner to the Supreme Court, where he helped judges with their work until being appointed to the court himself.