Micheal Daniel Higgins was born in Limerick, Ireland
Higgins' father was chronically sick and often unable to work. This led to the raising of his son in poverty. At age 5 Higgins was taken to live with his working class relatives.
Higgins began to attend the University College Galway riding on scholarships to pay his tuition. It was at this time that Higgins joined the Labour Party, and began supporting socialism. Higgins later attended Manchester University and Southern Illinois.
Beginning Political Career
Higgins was elected Upper house of the Irish parliament, after losing an election for the lower house.
Over the course of his career Higgins would distinguish himself with his passionate support of his beliefs. A lifetime humanitarian Higgins has been an advocate for equal pay of women, and rites for the disabled. He has extended his thirst for justice to other countries such as El Salvador.
1982 - 1992
In 1982 Higgins was elected the governor of Galway. He served one term and was reelected for a second.
Prime Minister of the Arts
Higgins was took the job of the prime minister of the arts. In this position Higgins jump started the Irish film industry, and also published for books of poetry he himself had written.
The Labour Party
In this year Higgins became the head of the Labour party, which he had supported for years.
Higgins was elected the ninth president of Ireland, at age of 70, with 40 percent of Ireland's popular vote. He was reelected in 2018 he was elected for his second term and still holds office to this day.