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Thurgood Marshall Taking Oath

 Thurgood Marshall, first Negro to become U.S. Solicitor General, sworn in by President Johnson. Marshall introduces President Johnson to Mrs. Marshall and their sons Thurgood, Jr., 9 and John, 7 after taking his oath in a White House ceremony. Center background is Paul Bender, Assistant to the Solicitor General.

24 Aug 1965 — Original caption: Washington, D.C. – Thurgood Marshall, first Negro to become U.S. Solicitor General, sworn in by President Johnson. Marshall introduces President Johnson to Mrs. Marshall and their sons Thurgood, Jr., 9 and John, 7 after taking his oath in a White House ceremony. Center background is Paul Bender, Assistant to the Solicitor General.