William H. Hastie

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Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Knoxville, TN
Death Date
Apr 14, 1976 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Knoxville, TN
Death Date
Apr 14, 1976 (71)

About

Civil rights activist and politician, most remembered as the first Governor of the United States Virgin Islands.

Before Fame

He matriculated -- magna cum laude -- from Amherst College.

Trivia

He also taught Law at Howard University, where one of his students was future supreme court justice, Thurgood Marshall.

Family Life

He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Associated With

He and first lady, Michelle Obama, both studied at Harvard's prestigious law school.