History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Thomas, Clarence
Born 1948 in Savannah, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 30, 1989, to a seat vacated by Robert H. Bork. Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 1990, and received commission on March 6, 1990. Service terminated on October 17, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 8, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thurgood Marshall. Confirmed by the Senate on October 15, 1991, and received commission on October 18, 1991.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Second Circuit, November 1, 1991-September 29, 1994
District of Columbia Circuit, February 19, 1992
Tenth Circuit, June 28, 1993-September 30, 1993
Eighth Circuit, August 3, 1994-January 31, 2006
Fourth Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005
Sixth Circuit, June 29, 2010-September 27, 2010
Eleventh Circuit, February 1, 2006-present

Education:
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1971
Yale Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Assistant attorney general, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1974-1977
Attorney, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977-1979
Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth, Missouri, 1979-1981
Assistant secretary for civil rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1981-1982
Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990

 

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