|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: August 18, 1937 – September 17, 1971
|Predecessor||Willis Van Devanter|
|U.S. Senator from Alabama|
From: March 4, 1927 – August 19, 1937
|Predecessor||Oscar W. Underwood|
|Successor||Dixie B. Graves|
|Spouse(s)||Josephine Foster (1921-1951)|
Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte (1957-death)
Hugo LaFayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, he served from August 19, 1937 – September 17, 1971.
As a Supreme Court Justice, Black was completely opposed to:
- school prayer
- religion in public life
- patent rights
- any limitations on pornography
Justice Black was the leading proponent of incorporation doctrine.