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BROWN, Henry Billings, lawyer, born in Lee, Massachusetts, 2 March, 1836. He was graduated at Yale in 1856, studied law, and after a few years' practice was appointed assistant United States district attorney (1863-'8). In 1868 he was circuit judge for Wayne County, Michigan, and in 1875 became United States district judge. He has repeatedly visited Europe and traveled, there extensively. He compiled a volume of "Admiralty Reports " (New York, 1875).
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