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.