Neal Brooks Biggers, Jr.

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Neal Brooks Biggers Jr. (born July 1, 1935) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Corinth, Mississippi, Biggers received a B.A. from Millsaps College in 1956 and was in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He received a J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1963. He was in private practice in Corinth, Mississippi from 1963 to 1968. He was a prosecuting attorney of Alcorn County, Mississippi in 1964, and was a district attorney of First Judicial District, Mississippi from 1968 to 1975. He was also an assistant instructor at the University of Mississippi in 1974. He was a circuit judge for the First Judicial District of Mississippi from 1975 to 1984, serving as a special commissioner for the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1980 to 1981.

On March 1, 1984, Biggers was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi vacated by William C. Keady. Biggers was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 1984, and received his commission on March 28, 1984. He served as chief judge from 1998-2000. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2000.