Thurgood Marshall

Personal

Birthday: 
7/2/1908
Birthplace: 
Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 
1/24/1993
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, September 23, 1961; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1930
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1933

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court Name: 

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/14/1962
Termination Date: 
8/23/1965
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Court Name - Second: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name - Second: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Second: 
8/30/1967
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
10/1/1991
Termination Date - Second: 
1/24/1993
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

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

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