Henry Billings Brown
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Brown, Henry Billings(1836–1913) Supreme Court justice; born in South Lee, Mass. He practiced law privately and served as a federal judge in Michigan (1875–90) before President Benjamin Harrison named him to the U.S. Supreme Court (1890–1906). He was known for his knowledge of maritime law.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.