Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 until 1991. He was the Court's 96th justice and its 1st African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court & for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education. He argued more cases before the United States Supreme Court than anyone else in history. Pres. Johnson nominated him to the Supreme Court in 1967.
Sandra Day O'Connor was born on March 26, 1930. Ronald Reagan had the opportunity to fill three Supreme Court seats during his tenure as President. Among those confirmed was Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court. On September 25, 1981, O'Connor was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger. This photo was taken on the day she was sworn in. Caption: Supreme Court Justices