Henry Billings Brown

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Henry Billings Brown

Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Sep 1913 (aged 77)
Bronxville, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 5696 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Billings Brown (2 Mar 1836–4 Sep 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5696, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .