_ Born: Pin Point, Ga., June 23, 1948, a descendant of slaves.
_ Moved in with grandparents Myers and Christine Anderson, Savannah, Ga., 1955.
_ Attended St. John Vianney's Minor Seminary in Savannah and Conception Seminary College, Conception, Mo., 1964-68.
_ Married Kathy Grace Ambush, 1971; separated 1981, divorced 1984.
_ Graduated cum laude, College of the Holy Cross, 1971
_ Graduated Yale Law School, 1974
_ Assistant attorney general, state of Missouri, 1974-77
_ Lawyer, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, 1977-79
_ Legislative assistant, Sen. John Danforth, 1979-81
_ Assistant secretary of education for the Office of Civil Rights, 1981-82
_ Chairman, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-90
_ Married Virginia Lamp, 1987.
_ Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1990-91
_ Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1991-present