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Mr Justice Thurgood Marshall

Quick Facts about Justice Marshall

  • First African American Supreme Court Justice
  • Counsel in Brown V. Board of Education
  • Born 1908-Died 1993

Read Brown V.Board of Education Of Topeka (347 US 483)


Thurgood Marshall born July 2, 1908;died January 24, 1993

United States Supreme Court Justice. In addition to being a Supreme Court Justice, he was a leading Civil Rights leader.

In 1938, as an attorney, Marshall became a special assistant to the NAACP. Marshall represented clients with civil rights cases all over the United States.

He won thirty-two out of thirty-five cases taken to the Supreme Court.

His reputation spread throughout the United States for his outstanding work.

Marshall was known as the One Of the greatest constitutional lawyer of the 20th century when he served as chief attorney for the NAACP, where his work included winning the right of African-American students to attend schools with white students in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education which he argued as attorney.

President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Marshall for appointment as Solicitor General of the United States. In August of 1965, Judge Marshall took his oath.

In June of 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Judge Marshall to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Marshall became the first African-American to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court.

He retired due to declining health in 1991


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