Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was born in the Pin Point community of Georgia near Savannah on June 23, 1948. He married Virginia Lamp in 1987 and has one child, Jamal Adeen, by a previous marriage.
• Attended Conception Seminary. Received an A.B., cum laude, from Holy Cross College and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974.
• Was admitted to law practice in Missouri in 1974 and served as an assistant attorney general of Missouri from 1974–1977.
• He was an attorney with the Monsanto Company from 1977–1979
• Served as a legislative assistant to Senator John Danforth from 1979–1981.
• From 1981–1982, he served as assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education
• Was chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1982–1990.
• He became a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990.
• President Bush nominated him as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991.