Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757 - 1823) MP

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Birthplace: New York, New York
Death: Died in Washington, D.C.
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About Henry Brockholst Livingston

Henry Brockholst Livingston (November 25, 1757 - March 18, 1823) was an American Revolutionary War officer, a American jurist and a native of New York City.

He was the son of Susanna French and William Livingston. During the American Revolutionary War he was a lieutenant colonel of the New York Line. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1806 to 1823.

Livingston was an alumnus of Princeton University. As a justice on the Supreme Court of New York, he authored a famous dissent in the case of Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175 (1805). Two years after that dissent, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Livingston to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Livingston often followed the lead of Chief Justice John Marshall. During his tenure on the court, Supreme Court Justices were required to ride a circuit; in Justice Livingston's case, he presided over cases in New York State.

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Henry Brockholst Livingston (November 25, 1757 – March 18, 1823) was an American Revolutionary War officer, a justice of the Supreme Court of New York and eventually an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Born in New York, New York to Susanna French and William Livingston, he received a B.A. from the College of New Jersey, now (Princeton University), in 1774. During the American Revolutionary War he was a lieutenant colonel of the New York Line, serving on the staff of General Philip Schuyler from 1775 to 1777 and as an Aide-de-Camp to Major General Benedict Arnold at the Battle of Saratoga. He was a Private secretary to John Jay, then U.S. Minister to Spain from 1779 to 1782. Livingston was briefly imprisoned by the British in New York in 1782. After the war, Livingston read law to enter the Bar in 1783, and was in private practice in New York City from 1783 to 1802.

Livingston served as a justice on the Supreme Court of New York from 1802 to 1807, where he authored a famous dissent in the case of Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175 (1805). Two years later, on November 10, 1806, Livingston received a recess appointment from Thomas Jefferson to a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States vacated by William Paterson. Formally nominated on December 15, 1806, Livingston was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1806, and received his commission on January 16, 1807. He served on the Supreme Court from then until his death in 1823. During his Supreme Court tenure, Livingston's votes and opinions often followed the lead of Chief Justice John Marshall. In that era, Supreme Court Justices were required to ride a circuit; in Justice Livingston's case, he presided over cases in New York State.

Livingston died in Washington, D.C. His remains are interred at Summerville Cemetery, which is located at John's Road at Cumming Road in Augusta.

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Henry Brockholst Livingston, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court's Timeline

1757
November 25, 1757
New York, New York
December 25, 1757
New York, USA
1784
December 2, 1784
Age 27
1786
February 15, 1786
Age 28
Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA
1789
December 4, 1789
Age 32
New York, USA
1790
1790
Age 32
New York
1793
1793
Age 35
New York, USA
1823
March 18, 1823
Age 65
Washington, D.C.
March 25, 1823
Age 65
Trinity Churchyard, Manhatten, NY
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