Henry Billings Brown

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Birthday
2, 1836
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 4, 1913 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1836
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 4, 1913 (77)

About

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1890 to 1906.

Before Fame

He graduated from Yale College in 1856.

Trivia

He was best known for authoring the 1896 decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson case, which ruled that racial segregation in public facilities was constitutional under the "separate but equal" doctrine.

Family Life

He married Caroline Pitts in 1864.

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He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Benjamin Harrison.