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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood MarshallAKA Thoroughgood Marshall

Born: 2-Jul-1908
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 24-Jan-1993
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First black US Supreme Court justice

"If the First Amendment means anything, it means that the state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch."

Father: William Marshall (steward, white social club)
Mother: Norma (schoolteacher)
Brother: William Aubrey Marshall
Wife: Vivien Burey (m. 1930, d. Feb-1955)
Wife: Cecilia A. Suyat (two children, m. 1955, d. 1993)
Son: Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (legislative affairs coordinator for Al Gore)
Son: John (member Virginia State Police)

    High School: Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, MD
    University: Lincoln University Pennsylvania (1930)
    Law School: Howard University

    US Supreme Court Justice Justice (1967-91)
    US Solicitor General (1965-67)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 2nd Circuit (1961-65)
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Order of the Coif Honorary
    Supreme Court Historical Society Trustee
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Spingarn Medal 1946
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1993
    Risk Factors: Obesity, Pacemaker

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