Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Thurgood Marshall, LLB Biography

Title:
Former US Supreme Court Associate Justice
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Nov. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993
  • Associate Justice, US Supreme Court, 1967-1991
  • US Solicitor General, 1965-1967
  • Judge, US Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1961-1965
  • Chief Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1940-1961
  • Special Counsel, NAACP, 1938-1950
  • Assistant Special Counsel, NAACP, 1936-1938
  • Attorney, Baltimore, MD, 1933-1940
  • Spingarn Medal, NAACP, 1946
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • First African American appointed to the US Supreme Court
Education:
  • LLB, magna cum laude, Howard University, 1933
  • AB, cum laude, Lincoln University, PA, 1930
Other:
  • Blanton v. City of North Las Vegas
  • Arkansas Writers’ Project v. Ragland
  • California Federal Savings v. Guerra
  • Linmark v. Willingboro
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?