Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971

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Birth 1886-02-27
Death 1971-09-25
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Biographical notes:

Hugo LaFayette Black (1886-1971) was a judge for the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 12, 1937; confirmed by the Senate on August 17, 1937; and received his commission on August 18, 1937. He assumed senior status on September 17, 1971, but his service was terminated soon thereafter, with his death on September 25, 1971.

From the description of Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580386

Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. senator from Alabama, and lawyer.

From the description of Hugo LaFayette Black papers, 1883-1976 (bulk 1926-1971). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981667

Biographical Note

  • 1886, Feb. 27: Born, Harlan, Ala.
  • 1903: Attended Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, Ala.
  • 1906: LL.B., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • 1907: Began private law practice in Birmingham, Ala.
  • 1910 - 1912 : Police judge, Birmingham, Ala.
  • 1914 - 1917 : County prosecutor, Jefferson County, Ala.
  • 1917 - 1918 : U.S. Army
  • 1919 - 1927 : Resumed private law practice
  • 1921: Married Josephine Foster (died 1951)
  • 1927 - 1937 : United States senator from Alabama
  • 1937 - 1971 : Associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1957: Married Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte
  • 1960: Delivered James Madison lecture at New York University Law School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1968: Delivered Carpentier lecture series at Columbia University Law School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1971, Sept. 25: Died, Bethesda, Md.

From the guide to the Hugo LaFayette Black Papers, 1883-1976, (bulk 1926-1971), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949
  • Constitutional amendments--United States
  • Civil procedure
  • Public utilities--United States
  • Segregation in education
  • Law
  • School integration
  • Constitutional law
  • Public service employment--United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Court administration
  • Civil rights--United States
  • Law--United States
  • Tariff--United States
  • Religion in the public schools
  • Public service employment
  • Public Utilities
  • Civil rights
  • Tariff
  • Constitutional amendments
  • Constitutional law--United States

Occupations:

  • Jurists
  • Lawyers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Alabama

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Alabama (as recorded)
  • Alabama (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)