|Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court|
From: August 18, 1937 – September 17, 1971
|Predecessor||Willis Van Devanter|
|U.S. Senator from Alabama|
From: March 4, 1927 – August 19, 1937
|Predecessor||Oscar W. Underwood|
|Successor||Dixie B. Graves|
|Spouse(s)||Josephine Foster (1921-1951)|
Elizabeth Seay DeMeritte (1957-death)
Hugo LaFayette Black (February 27, 1886–September 25, 1971) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, he served from August 19, 1937 – September 17, 1971.
As a Supreme Court Justice, Black was completely opposed to:
- school prayer
- religion in public life
- patent rights
- any limitations on pornography
Justice Black was the leading proponent of incorporation doctrine.