HISTORIC CONFIRMATION ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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Thurgood Marshall

On June 13, 1967, President Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall 
to the Supreme Court (below) following the retirement of Justice Tom
C. Clark, saying that this was "the right thing to do, the right time to do
it, the right man and the right place." Marshall was confirmed as an
Associate Justice by a Senate vote of 69–11 on August 30, 1967. He
was the 96th person to hold the position, and also the first African
American. He served until October 1991.       

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President Johnson and Thurgood Marshall

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