Clarence Thomas is an American lawyer who serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to succeed Thurgood Marshall.
Thomas experienced childhood in Savannah, Georgia, and was instructed at the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School.
He has delegated an associate head legal officer in Missouri in 1974 and later entered private practice there.
In 1979, he turned into an authoritative collaborator to the United States Senator John Danforth, and in 1981 he was named Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Branch of Education.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan selected Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In 1990, President George H. W. Shrubbery selected Thomas to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
He served in that job for a considerable length of time prior to filling Marshall’s seat on the Supreme Court.
Thomas’ affirmation hearings were severe and seriously battled, fixating on an allegation that he had physically irritated lawyer Anita Hill, a subordinate at the Department of Education and the EEOC.
Slope guaranteed that Thomas made various sexual and heartfelt suggestions to her notwithstanding her more than once advised him to stop.
Thomas and his allies stated that Hill, as well as the observers for her benefit and allies, had created the charges to forestall the arrangement of a dark moderate to the Court.