Livingston

Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757–1823)

Henry Brockholst Livingston, 1757–1823, b. New York City, was the son of William Livingston. He served in the American Revolution and went (1779) to Spain as private secretary to John Jay. On the return journey Livingston was captured (1782) by the British but was soon released. After he was admitted (1783) to the New York bar, he became an ardent Jeffersonian and wrote a number of newspaper articles opposing Jay's Treaty. In 1802 he was appointed a judge of the New York supreme court, and, in 1806, Jefferson appointed him associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He remained on the Supreme Court bench until 1823.

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