Clarence Thomas

Hon. Clarence Thomas
Firm: Supreme Court of the United States
Address: One First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
Phone: (202) 479-3211
(202) 479-3011
Fax: (202) 479-3230
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Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, was born in the Pin Point community of Georgia near Savannah June 23, 1948. He married Virginia Lamp in 1987 and has one child, Jamal Adeen, by a previous marriage. He attended Conception Seminary and received an A.B., cum laude, from Holy Cross College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974. He was admitted to law practice in Missouri in 1974, and served as an Assistant Attorney General of Missouri from 1974–1977, an attorney with the Monsanto Company from 1977–1979, and Legislative Assistant to Senator John Danforth from 1979–1981. From 1981–1982, he served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and as Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1982–1990. He became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990. President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991.

Current Employment Position(s):
Associate Justice, since October 23, 1991

Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1974
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
Honors: cum laude

Conception Seminary College, Conception, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982 - 1990

Past Employment Positions:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge, 1990 - 1991

Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Assistant Secretary, 1981 - 1982

Senator John Danforth, Legislative Assistant, 1979 - 1981

Monsanto Company, Attorney, 1977 - 1979

Missouri, Assistant Attorney General, 1974 - 1977

Birth Information:
1948, Pin Point, Georgia, United States of America

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