- Former Associate Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court
- Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
“[T]he denial of a right to vote to such persons [ex-offenders] is hindrance to the efforts of society to rehabilitate former felons and convert them into law-abiding and productive citizens.”
Dissent, Richardson v. Ramirez, 1974
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- BWI Airport was renamed Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2005
- Thurgood Marshall postage stamp issued, 2003
- Thurgood Marshall Memorial established, Maryland State House in Annapolis, 1996
- Third College, part University of California, San Diego, was officially renamed as Thurgood Marshall College, 1993
- Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson), 1967-1991
- U.S. Solicitor General (appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson), 1965-1967
- First African-American member of the US Supreme Court, 1967
- Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (appointed by President John F. Kennedy), 1961-1965
- Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1940-1961
- Chief Counsel, NAACP, 1938-1940
- Special Counsel, NAACP New York, 1936-1938
- Initiated civil rights work in Maryland against lynching and for equal pay for teachers, 1933-1938
- Attorney, NAACP Baltimore, 1934-1936
- JD, magna cum laude, Howard University, 1933
- BA, cum laude, Lincoln University, PA, 1930
- Graduate, Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, MD, 1925
- Marshall died of heart failure at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, at 2 p.m. on January 24, 1993. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
- He won 29 out of the 32 cases he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court (14 as a private lawyer and 18 as Solicitor General of the United States).
- His most famous case as a lawyer was Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, 1954