Hugo Lafayette Black

Personal

Birthday: 
2/27/1886
Birthplace: 
Clay County, AL
Date of Death: 
9/25/1971
Place of Death: 
Bethesda, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Ashland, Alabama 1906-1907
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1907-1917, 1919-1927
Judge, Birmingham [Alabama] Police Court, 1910-1911
Prosecutor, Birmingham, Alabama, 1914-1917
U.S. Army captain, 1917-1919
U.S. senator from Alabama, 1927-1937

Education

Name of School: 

University of Alabama School of Law

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Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1906

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/18/1937
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/17/1971
Termination Date: 
9/25/1971
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fifth Circuit, November 8, 1937-September 17, 1971
Ninth Circuit, June 24, 1957-October 13, 1958
District of Columbia Circuit, June 24, 1957-October 13, 1958

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