History of the Federal Judiciary


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Marshall, Thurgood
Born July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, MD
Died January 24, 1993, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 1962, and received commission on September 14, 1962. Service terminated on August 23, 1965, due to resignation.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1967, to a seat vacated by Tom C. Clark. Confirmed by the Senate on August 30, 1967, and received commission on August 30, 1967. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1991. Service terminated on January 24, 1993, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Seventh Circuit, October 9, 1967-January 6, 1972
Second Circuit, September 24, 1971-September 30, 1991

Education:
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, A.B., 1930
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1933-1937
NAACP, Baltimore [Maryland] Regional Office, 1934-1940; counsel,1934-1936; special assistant counsel, 1936-1938; special counsel, 1938-1940
Director/counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1940-1961
Solicitor general of the United States, 1965-1967
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