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Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service

[1]Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service

Mimi Clark Gronlund, MA English ’84
University of Texas Press, November 2009

An associate justice on the Warren Court whose landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education overturned racial segregation in schools and other public facilities, Tom C. Clark was a crusader for justice throughout his legal career. Based on interviews with many of Clark’s associates, friends, and family, as well as archival research, Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark offers a well-rounded portrait of a lawyer and judge who dealt with issues that still remain in contention. Gronlund, Clark’s daughter, explores factors in her father’s upbringing and education that helped form his judicial philosophy and then describes how that philosophy shaped his decisions on key issues and cases.