POTUS Lyndon Johnson Nominates Thurgood Marshall To Become First Black Justice On The U.S. Supreme Court

On this day in 1967 POTUS Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the United States Supreme Court. Marshall would be confirmed on August 30th,1967 by the United States Senate by a vote of 69 to 11. Marshall would serve on the court until October 1st, 1991. Marshall died at the age of 84 on January 24th,1993.