​October 2, 1967: Thurgood Marshall Is Sworn In As Justice Of United States Supreme Court

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Marshall was the Court’s 96th justice and it’s 1st African-American justice. President Johnson nominated him to the United States Supreme Court.

Thrugood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. 

Marshall was also a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a decision that desegregated public schools. He served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after being appointed by President John F. Kennedy and then served as the Solicitor General after being appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965. 

 

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thurgood-marshall-sworn-in

4 Comments

  • Alan Jules Weberman October 3, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    I thought Thurgood was a super in the projects? Seriously great human being, great jurist.

  • DOREATHA CANNON October 3, 2016 - 11:43 am Reply

    HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN, WHO MADE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE,MAY HE REST IN PEACE!

  • Algernon Corbett October 2, 2017 - 11:58 am Reply

    A great man and gifted leader.

  • Paulette Carter October 3, 2017 - 4:21 pm Reply

    He and other key lawyers of the NAACP launched patient legal offensive after offensive in the 1930’s and 1940’s until Marshall in the lead of other counsel members were able to launch the final legal assault winning Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954 which was instrumental in the battle of school desegregation.

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