Who is Clarence Thomas?
Clarence Thomas is an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and an American lawyer.
President George H. W. Bush nominated him to succeed Thurgood Marshall in 1991, and he has been in office since then. Following Marshall, Thomas is the Court’s second African-American member.
Thomas attended the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School after growing up in Savannah, Georgia.
In 1974, he was hired as an assistant attorney general in Missouri, where he later went into private practice.
In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to the United States Senator John Danforth, and in 1981, he was named Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights.
Thomas was appointed Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by President Ronald Reagan in 1982.
Thomas was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.
He held that position for 16 months until being appointed to the Supreme Court to replace Marshall.
Thomas’ confirmation hearings were contentious and acrimonious, centered on allegations that he sexually harassed attorney Anita Hill, a subordinate in the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Thomas allegedly made many sexual and romantic approaches to Hill despite her repeated requests for him to stop.
Hill, as well as witnesses on her behalf and supporters, allegedly invented the claims in order to thwart the selection of a black conservative to the Supreme Court, according to Thomas and his allies.
Thomas was confirmed by the Senate with a 52–48 majority.
How old is Clarence Thomas?
Clarence Thomas is 73 years old. He was born on June 23, 1948