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Hugo Black

Hugo BlackAKA Hugo LaFayette Black

Born: 27-Feb-1886
Birthplace: Harlan, AL
Died: 25-Sep-1971
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1937-71

Military service: US Army (1915-18, WWI, captain)

Father: William Black
Mother: Martha Toland Black
Wife: Josephine Foster (m. 1921, three children, d.)
Wife: Elizabeth Seay (m. 1957, until his death)

    University: Ashland College, Ashland, AL
    Law School: University of Alabama (1906)

    US Supreme Court Justice (19-Aug-1937 to 17-Sep-1971, resigned for health)
    US Senator, Alabama (4-Mar-1927 to 19-Aug-1937, resigned)
    Ku Klux Klan Member (1923-25)
    Freemasonry
    Knights of Pythias
    Oddfellows
    Hernia Operation (Sep-1956)

Is the subject of books:
Hugo Black, 1994, BY: Roger K. Newman
Hugo L. Black: Cold Steel Warrior, 1996, BY: Howard Ball

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2172 (5 cents, issued 27-Feb-1987)


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