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Henry Billings Brown

Biography of Henry Billings Brown

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Brown
  • First Name: Henry
  • Middle Name: Billings
  • Date of Birth: March , 2 , 1836
  • Place of Birth (POB): South Lee , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Date of Death: September , 4 , 1913
  • Place of Death (POD): Bronxville , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Henry Billings Brown Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ulysses Grant ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/17/1875
  • Seat vacated by: Longyear , John Wesley
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/18/1875
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/19/1875
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/19/1875
  • Commission Date: 03/19/1875
  • Date of Termination: 12/30/1890
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Henry Billings Brown

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC or “SCOTUS”)
  • Promoted by President: Benjamin Harrison ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/23/1890
  • Seat vacated by: Miller , Samuel F.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/23/1890
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 12/29/1890
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/29/1890
  • Commission Date: 12/29/1890
  • Date of Termination: 05/28/1906
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Henry Billings Brown in the Law School

  • Name of School: Yale College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1856

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Yale Law School

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School

Fourth Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1860

Henry Billings Brown Career Path

Employment:

  • Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1860-1861, 1868-1875
  • Deputy U.S. marshal, Eastern District of Michigan, 1861-1863
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, 1863-1868
  • Judge, Wayne County [Michigan] Circuit Court, 1868
  • Lecturer in law, University of Michigan, 1860-1875
  • Professor of medical jurisprudence, Detroit Medical College, 1868-1871

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Sixth Circuit, January 19, 1891-April 1, 1894, August 19, 1895-February 2, 1896
  • Second Circuit, April 2, 1894-February 2, 1896
  • Seventh Circuit, February 3, 1896-March 8, 1903
  • Third Circuit, March 9, 1903-May 28, 1906

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