- NAME: Hugo Black
- OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: February 27, 1886
- DEATH DATE: September 25, 1971
- Did You Know?: Hugo Black was the first of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Supreme Court appointees.
- EDUCATION: University of Alabama School of Law
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Harlan, Alabama
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bethesda, Maryland
- Full Name: Hugo Lafayette Black
- AKA: Hugo Black
- AKA: Hugo L. Black
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Hugo Black was a 20th century attorney, senator and Supreme Court justice known for both his former membership in the KKK and his pro-Civil Rights rulings.
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Black wed Josephine Foster in the winter of 1921, with the couple going on to have three children. Foster died in 1951, and in 1957, Black wed his secretary, Mary Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte.
Black fell ill in the summer of 1971, and shortly thereafter, retired from the bench after almost three and a half decades of service. After suffering a stroke, he died on September 25, 1971, at the age of 85, in Bethesda,
Works on his life include Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution (2005) and Mr. Justice and Mrs. Black: The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black (1986).
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