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Hugo Black
  • Name: Hugo Black
  • Born: 02/27/1886
  • Died: 09/25/1971 (85 years old)

Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American lawyer, politician, and jurist who served as a U.S. Senator from 1927 to 1937 and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971. A member of the Democratic Party and a devoted New Dealer, Black endorsed Franklin D. Roosevelt in both the 1932 and 1936 presidential elections. Having gained a reputation in the Senate as a reformer, Black was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt and confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 63 to 16 (6 Democratic Senators and 10 Republican Senators voted against him). He was the first of nine Roosevelt nominees to the Court, and he outlasted all except for William O. Douglas.

Birth Name: Hugo Lafayette Black

Alias: Hugo Lafayette Black

Party: Democratic

Birth Place: Ashland, Alabama

Death Place: Bethesda, Maryland

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