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For the U.S. Representative, see Henry W. Livingston
Henry Brockholst Livingston (November 25, 1757 – March 18, 1823) was an American Revolutionary War officer, a Americanmarker jurist and a native of New York Citymarker.

He was the son of Susanna French and William Livingston. During the American Revolutionary War he was a lieutenant colonel of the New York Line and served as Aide-de-Camp to General Arnold at Saratoga. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Statesmarker from 1806 to 1823.

Livingston was an alumnus of Princeton Universitymarker. As a justice on the Supreme Court of New York, he authored a famous dissent in the case of Pierson v. Post, 3 Cai. R. 175 (1805). Two years after that dissent, President Thomas Jefferson appointed Livingston to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Livingston often followed the lead of Chief Justice John Marshall. During his tenure on the court, Supreme Court Justices were required to ride a circuit; in Justice Livingston's case, he presided over cases in New York Statemarker.


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