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 Who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice?

Answer Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson on October 2, 1967 and retired on October 1, 1991. Prior to joining the ... Read More »
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Who was the first African-American to serve as a justice of the Supreme Court?

Justice Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court. President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to the high court on October 2, 1967. He retired on Oct... Read More »
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Who was the first African American in history to be appointed to the Supreme Court?

Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court on Oct. 2, 1967. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Marshall to the position. Previously, as a civil-rights lawyer, ... Read More »
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Who was the first woman Supreme Court justice?

Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. President Ronald Reagan nominated Day O'Connor and the Senate approved her nomination in 1981. She retired from the... Read More »
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Who was the first major chief justice of the Supreme Court?

While John Jay was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, legal scholars often credit John Marshall with laying the foundation for the Supreme Court's role in federal government. Chief Justi... Read More »
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