Executive Document

Governor's Proclamation Honoring the Late Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Issued: January 27, 1993


In memory and honor of the distinguished career and singular accomplishments of retired United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

WHEREAS, retired US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, born July 2, 1908, the great grandson of a slave and therefore uniquely aware of the trials of minorities and the problems involving civil rights in general; and

WHEREAS, Thurgood Marshall served countless Americans first as a civil rights attorney and later as an appellate court judge, federal circuit court judge, and solicitor general under the Johnson Administration; and

WHEREAS, Thurgood Marshall was appointed in October 2, 1967 as the first black US Supreme Court Justice; and

WHEREAS, Justice Marshall, as a member of the US Supreme Court, honorably served Americans as an advocate of human rights and equal opportunity for over 20 years; and

WHEREAS, US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall died on Sunday, January 24, 1993, at the age of 84;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, direct that all local and state office buildings fly their flags at half-mast on Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of January, 1993, and invite all other Utahns to join in this tribute to a great American leader.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, this 27th day of January, 1993.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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