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Black, Hugo LaFayette

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1971 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist, Politicial Adviser, Politician


1886 - Born Hugo LaFayette Black on the 27th of February. American politician and jurist, best known for his belief in the Bill of Rights as a guarantee of civil liberties.

         - Attended at Ashland College, Ashland, Alabama.

1906 - Finished law at University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B.

         - He practiced law in Alabama and became a police court judge.

1910 - Served as a police court judge in Birmingham.

1914 - Served as a prosecuting attorney at Birmingham, Alabama.

1915-1918 - Served as Captain in the U.S. Army during the WWI.

1921 - He married Josephine Foster, a Birmingham minister's daughter.

1923-1925 - He was the member Ku Klux Klan.

1926 - Served as U.S. Senator from Alabama.

1937 - He became the U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

         - Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 12th, to a seat vacated by Willis Van Devanter.

         - Confirmed by the Senate on August 17th, and received commission on August 18th.

1957 - Justice Black married his secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte, a fellow Alabaman.

1971 - Black resigned because of health problem.

         - He died on 25th of September at Bethesda, Maryland.


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