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Clarence Thomas (b. 1948)

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Creator:Vanzo, John P.
Title:Clarence Thomas (b. 1948)
Date:2005 Feb. 24

Encyclopedia article about Clarence Thomas who was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991. He is the youngest member of the court and only its second African American member, after Thurgood Marshall, whose seat he filled. Thomas grew up near Savannah, Georgia and was raised in a Catholic household. With the early ambition of joining the priesthood, he attended a black the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Missouri, leaving after hearing a fellow classmate celebrating the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. He later attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts and Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Subjects:Thomas, Clarence, 1948- | Judges--United States | African American judges--United States | United States. Supreme Court | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2005-02-24
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