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Henry Billings Brown
Birth: Mar. 2, 1836
Lee
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1913
Bronxville
Westchester County
New York, USA

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Born in South Lee, Massachusetts, he studied law, and was admitted to the Michigan Bar Association in Detroit in 1860. Three years later became assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, serving from 1863 to 1868. In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison appointed him to the United States Supreme Court. He was a hardworking justice, he worked during his tenure to reduce the court's backlog of cases. In 1894 he controversially argued that people of annexed territories were not entitled to constitutionally guaranteed rights and privileges. He retired from the court when he reached the age of 70 and died at age 70 in Bronxville, New York. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Caroline Pitts Brown (1839 - 1901)*
 
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Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 11, 1999
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