Henry Billings Brown

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Henry Billings Brown
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: December 29, 1890 – May 28, 1906
Nominator Benjamin Harrison
Predecessor Samuel F. Miller
Successor William Henry Moody
Party Republican
Religion Congregationalist

Henry Billings Brown was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 16 years.[1] He was a staunch defender of property rights.[2]

Brown authored the majority opinion for the infamous case Plessy v. Ferguson - which upheld segregation as constitutional and established the separate but equal doctrine.[2]


  1. Henry B. Brown (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Henry Billings Brown (English). law.jrank.