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Thurgood Marshall

A research guide to the life and legal career of Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Overview

  • 1967-1991 Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
  • 1965-1966 Solicitor General of the United States
  • 1961-1965 Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • 1940 Founds NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • 1936 appointed chief legal counsel, NAACP
  • 1933 J.D., Howard University School of Law

Biographies

Biographies

Early Career

Early Career

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v. Board of Education

The Supreme Court

Journal Tributes

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