Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court.
Thomas grew up in Savannah, Georgia and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently... more »
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''I'm not an Uncle Tom.... I'm going to be here for 40 years. For those who don't like it, get over it.''Clarence Thomas (b. 1948), U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Washington Post, p. 1 (October 28, 1994). Answering attacks on his character at a meeting o...