Clarence Thomas

Personal

Birthday: 
1948
Birthplace: 
Savannah, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
College of the Holy Cross
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1974

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/6/1990
Termination Date: 
10/17/1991
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Second: 
10/18/1991
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

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

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