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A descendant of slaves rises to the Supreme Court

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_ 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

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