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Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

  • Born June 23, 1948 near Savannah, GA.  Married to Kathy Ambush in 1971. They have one child Jamal.  They divorced in 1984.   He married Virginia Lamp in 1987.
  • Attended Holy Cross College (B.A.) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1974)
  • Nominated by President George HW Bush on July 1, 1991 to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall.
  • Confirmation hearings were very contentious particularly due to allegations of prior mistreatment of female co-workers.
  • The full Senate confirmed Justice Thomas by a vote of 52-48, the narrowest margin in more than a century.

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