Hugo Black

Supreme Court Justice

Birthday February 27, 1886

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Alabama

DEATH DATE Sep 25, 1971 (85)

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American politician, jurist, and U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Before Fame

He made his name as a Democratic senator who was focused on rooting out corruption in the system, especially when it came to the Air Mail scandal and various lobbying practices.


He supported the New Deal, especially the Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937.

Family Life

His parents were William Lafayette Black and Martha Toland Black. He went into law school on the advice of his brother, a doctor.

Associated With

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt .