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First African-American Federal Judge with Life Tenure
 
Irvin C. Mollison First African-American to Hold a Judgeship Later Converted to a Position with Life Tenure

First African-American Judge Appointed to the United States Supreme Court

Thurgood Marshall First African-American Judge Appointed to the United States Supreme Court
First African-American Appointed to a Circuit Court of Appeals
 
William H. Hastie First African-American Judge Appointed to a Circuit Court of Appeals
Five Firsts
 First African-American Appointed to a Federal District Court
 
James B. Parsons First African-American Judge Appointed to a Federal District Court
First African-American Woman Appointed to the Federal Judiciary   Constance B. Motley First African-American Woman Appointed to the Federal Judiciary

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