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Henry Brockholst Livingston

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Henry Brockholst Livingston
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Thomas Jefferson
Active:   1/16/1807-3/18/1823
Preceded by:   William Paterson
Succeeded by:   Smith Thompson
Past post:   New York Supreme Court
Past term:   1802-1807
Personal History
Born:   November 25, 1757
Hometown:   New York, NY
Deceased:   March 18, 1823
Undergraduate:   College of New Jersey, 1774
Law School:   Read law, 1783
Military service:   Continental Army, 1775-1777

Henry Brockholst Livingston was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1807 following a nomination from President Thomas Jefferson. He served until his death on March 18, 1823. Prior to joining the court, Livingston was an associate justice for the Supreme Court of Judicature of New York.[1]

Livingston was one of three justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Jefferson. Livingston served during The Marshall Court.[2]


Livingston received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey in 1774. He received his legal training by reading law.[1]

Military service

  • Continental Army Lieutenant Colonel, Staff of General Philip Schuyler, 1775-1777[1]

Professional career

  • 1892-1807: Associate justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York
  • 1783-1802: Attorney in private practice, New York City
  • 1779-1782: Private secretary to John Jay, United States Minister to Spain[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Livingston was nominated by President Thomas Jefferson on December 15, 1806. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1806, and received commission on January 16, 1807. He served until his death on March 18, 1823.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Smith Thompson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Paterson
Supreme Court
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Smith Thompson