A.B., Holy Cross College
J.D., Yale University
Clarence Thomas currently serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas was nominated to this position by President George H.W. Bush and took his seat in 1991. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Thomas served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as assistant secretary for civil rights for the U.S. Department of Education. He also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. John Danforth, as an assistant attorney general of Missouri and an attorney with the Monsanto Company.
Thomas attended Conception Seminary from 1967-1968, and earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Holy Cross College. He earned his law degree from Yale University.