History of the Federal Judiciary


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Livingston, Henry Brockholst
Born November 25, 1757, in New York, NY
Died March 18, 1823, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Received a recess appointment from Thomas Jefferson on November 10, 1806, to a seat vacated by William Paterson; nominated to the same position by Thomas Jefferson on December 15, 1806. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1806, and received commission on January 16, 1807. Service terminated on March 18, 1823, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, March 9, 1808-March 18, 1823

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), B.A., 1774
Read law, 1783

Professional Career:
Continental Army lieutenant colonel, staff of Gen. Philip Schuyler, 1775-1777
Private secretary, U.S. minister to Spain John Jay, 1779-1782
Imprisoned by British in New York, 1782
Private practice, New York City, 1783-1802
Associate justice, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 1802-1807
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