Transcribed from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


George D. Higgins, of Coffeyville, is one of the representative members of the Kansas bar and is distinctively a man of affairs. He was born on a farm in Vinton county, Ohio, and comes of a highly respected ancestry. He is a son of Thomas and May J. (Coe) Higgins, the former of whom was born in Ireland, and the latter in Athens county, Ohio. Each of the parents died at about the age of fifty-four years. George D. Higgins is the fifth in a family of seven children, and he was about fourteen years old when his parents died, at which early age he was thrown upon his own resources. He received his early education in the district schools of Vinton county, Ohio, and as a boy secured employment in a glass factory. Later he matriculated at the Mountain State Business College at Parkersburg, W. Va., and graduated in that institution with the class of 1902. He then went to Muncie, Ind., where he attended a normal school, working at the same time in a glass factory. He later came to Coffeyville, Kan., where he was employed with Ball Brothers in a glass factory from 1905 to 1907, when he entered the Valparaiso (Ind.) University, and he graduated in the law department of that institution with the class of 1909. He then continued his studies for about six months in the Chicago Kent College of Law, and on Jan. 1, 1910, returned to Coffeyville. Mr. Higgins began the practice of law in Coffeyville on March 1, 1910, and has since been so employed. He is a self-made and self-educated man in every sense of the phrase. Fraternally, he is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and in politics he is a Democrat, giving his allegiance to the leadership of William J. Bryan, of whom he has been for years a consistent supporter and admirer.

Pages 245-246 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

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