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Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was nominated to the court by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.
Marshall generally favored giving more rights to suspected criminals and he opposed to the death penalty, believing it to be unconstitutional.
When he retired, his seat was filled by Justice Clarence Thomas.