Black Birthday


On this date in 1903 Justice Eugene Black was born in Marine City, Michigan. Black graduated from Port Huron High School and studied law briefly at the Detroit College of Law and later the University of Michigan Law School. His legal education was primarily undertaken in the office of a former circuit court judge, and Black is notable as one of the last justices of the Michigan Supreme Court to have “read the law.”

To learn more about Justice Eugene Black and view his official portrait, visit his biography here. You can read the transcript of his portrait dedication here.

Justice Black died on August 4, 1990. His obituary can be found here.