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Tom C. Clark

Tom C. ClarkAKA Thomas Campbell Clark

Born: 23-Sep-1899
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 13-Jun-1977
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1949-67

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Asked the greatest mistake of his presidency, Harry S. Truman cited his appointment of Clark to the Supreme Court: "It isn't so much that he's a bad man. It's just that he's such a dumb son of a bitch. He's about the dumbest man I think I've ever run across." Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman.

Father: William Henry Clark
Mother: Virginia Maxey Falls
Wife: Mary Jane Ramsey (m. 8-Nov-1924, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Ramsey Clark (US Attorney General, b. 18-Dec-1927)
Daughter: Mildred
Son: Thomas Campbell Clark

    High School: Bryan High School, Dallas, TX
    University: Virginia Military Institute (1917-18)
    University: BA, University of Texas (1921)
    Law School: LLB, University of Texas School of Law

    US Supreme Court Justice (1949-67)
    US Attorney General (1945-49)
    US Justice Department Civilian Coordinator, Japanese Internment (WWII)
    US Justice Department (1937-45)
    Texas Petroleum Council (1935)
    Texas State Official District Attorney, Dallas, TX (1927-32)
    American Bar Association
    American Judicature Society Chairman
    American Legion
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Federal Judicial Center Director (1968)
    Freemasonry
    Institute of Judicial Administration President (1966-67)
    Shriners
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Delta Tau Delta Fraternity President (1966-68)
    Eagle Scout 1914
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award


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