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[1]
Religion Congregationalist

Henry Billings Brown was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 16 years.[2] He was a staunch defender of property rights.[3]

Brown authored the majority opinion for the infamous case Plessy v. Ferguson - which upheld segregation as constitutional and established the separate but equal doctrine.[3]


  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Billings_Brown
  2. Henry B. Brown (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Henry Billings Brown (English). law.jrank.