Henry Billings Brown, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henry Billings Brown

American judge

Date of Birth: 02-Mar-1836

Place of Birth: Lee, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 02-Mar-1913

Profession: judge, lawyer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Henry Billings Brown

  • Henry Billings Brown (March 2, 1836 – September 4, 1913) was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 29 December 1890 to 28 May 1906.
  • A respected lawyer and U.S.
  • District Judge in Detroit, Michigan, before ascending to the high court, Brown authored hundreds of opinions in his 31 years as a federal judge, including the majority opinion in Plessy v.
  • Ferguson, which upheld the legality of racial segregation in public transportation and implicitly provided approval for the system of Jim Crow laws until Brown v.
  • Board of Education in 1954.

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