Thurgood Marshall


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Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.

Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in ... more »

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  • ''I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.''
    Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), U.S. supreme court justice. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Jan. 15, 1990).
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