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Thurgood Marshall Hon. Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)
Simmie Knox (1936- )
Oil on canvas, 1991
70 H x 52 W in.
Presented, October 16, 1991
Commissioned by the Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Inc.
Owner, Baltimore City Circuit Court
Private Career:
Admitted to the bar, 1933
Attorney, Baltimore branch of the NAACP, 1934-1940
Chief Counsel for the NAACP, 1940-1961
Public Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1961-1965
U.S. Solicitor General, 1965-1967
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1967-1991
Appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals by President John F. Kennedy. Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Named one of the pre-eminent Baltimore lawyers and judges of the 20th century. Presented and won the U.S. Supreme Court case of Brown vs the Board of Education.

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