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Clarence Thomas

Recent Decisions by Justice Thomas

Biographical Data

Birth, Residence, and Family
Born June 23, 1948 in the Pinpoint community, near Savannah, Georgia. Married Virginia Lamp, May 30, 1987. Child: Jamal Adeen.
Conception Seminary, 1967-1968: Holy Cross College, A.B. cum laude. Alpha Sigma Nu, Purple Key. Yale Law School, J.D., 1974.
Law Practice
Admitted to Missouri Bar 1974. Attorney, Monsanto Company, 1977-1979.
Government Service
Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, 1974-1977; Legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth of Missouri, 1979-1981; Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1981-1982; Chairman U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com mission 1982-1990.
Judicial Offices
Nominated by President Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: took oath of office, March 12, 1990.

Nominated by President Bush as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: took oath of office October 23, 1991.

Source: U.S. Supreme Court