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Brockholst Livingston
Birth: Nov. 25, 1757
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1823
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. He was born on a Friday to William Livingston and Susanna French and given the name Henry Brockholst Livingston. He would soon drop the first name in both his professional and private lives. He was the nephew of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and brother-in-law of John Jay. He attended what would become Princeton University and was classmates with future President James Madison. At the age of 19 he joined the Continental Army and saw action with Benedict Arnold and was aide to Generals Philip John Schuyler and Arthur St. Clair. In 1779 He joined his brother-in-law John Jay, as his aide on a mission to Spain to seek help for the colonies. By 1782 he was quarreling with Jay so much he was dismissed. On his way home he was captured by the British but soon released. In 1783 he was admitted to the New York Bar. In 1786 he was elected to the New York State Assembly, while continuing his law practice. In 1798 he killed a man in a duel. 1802 saw him becoming a Judge on the New York Supreme Court. President Jefferson gave him serious consideration for the 1804 US Supreme Court seat vacancy but the seat went to William Johnson. He was eventually appointed in 1806 when President Washington appointee William Paterson died. He would serve for 16 years before dying at age 65. (bio by: Matthew Fatale) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Livingston (1732 - 1790)
  Susanna French Livingston (____ - 1789)
 
 Children:
  Anson Livingston (1807 - 1873)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susannah Livingston Symmes (1748 - 1840)*
  Catherine Livingston Livingston (1751 - 1813)*
  Sarah Van Burgh Livingston Jay (1756 - 1802)*
  Brockholst Livingston (1757 - 1823)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 98, Lot 564/565
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 1998
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
Henry Brockholst Livingston: Sir, you will be remembered as an American Revolutionary War officer, a justice of the Supreme Court of New York and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.You were a lieutenant colonel of th...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 18, 2013
Henry Brockholst Livingston: Sir, you will be remembered as an American Revolutionary War officer, a justice of the Supreme Court of New York and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.You were a lieutenant colonel of th...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012
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