The Administration: From Robe to Swallowtail

It is no secret around Washington that Lyndon Johnson would like to become the first President to appoint a Negro to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, Johnson did the next thing to it when he named Federal Judge Thurgood Marshall, 57, to the prestigious post of U.S. Solicitor General. Marshall will replace Archibald Cox, 53, a former Harvard Law School professor who is resigning after four years of Government service.

As chief legal officer for the N.A.A.C.P., Marshall became a national figure in 1954 when he successfully argued the landmark school-desegregation case...

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