Thurgood Marshall Confirmed As First African American Justice Of The United States Supreme Court This Day 1967



On this day in 1967 the United States Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was the 96th Supreme Court Justice. He was appointed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to replace Tom Clark. Thurgood Marshall would serve on the Supreme Court until 1991. He was succeeded by Clarence Thomas. He died in 1993 at the age of 84.