2021 Tocqueville Lecture: Justice Clarence Thomas


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

This event is free but ticketed. There will be limited public tickets available one hour prior. A standby line for the public tickets will begin two hours prior to the event. Tickets are limited to one ticket per ID.

About Justice Thomas

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, was born in the Pinpoint community near Savannah, Georgia on June 23, 1948.  He attended Conception Seminary from 1967-1968 and received an A.B., cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross in 1971 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974.  He was admitted to law practice in Missouri in 1974, and served as an Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, 1974-1977; an attorney with the Monsanto Company, 1977-1979; and Legislative Assistant to Senator John Danforth, 1979-1981.  From 1981-1982 he served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, and as Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990.  From 1990-1991, he served as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and he took his seat October 23, 1991.  He married Virginia Lamp on May 30, 1987 and has one child, Jamal Adeen by a previous marriage.  

Notre Dame Guest Policy:

In accordance with current Notre Dame policy, please note that all visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to wear masks inside campus buildings (except when eating and drinking). Anyone who would prefer to wear a mask in any setting is welcome to do so. We should be kind and respectful of everyone in our community and of their choices at all times.

Presented by the Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government
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Photo Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States


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