Justice Clarence Thomas was born in the Pin Point community of Georgia near Savannah on June 23, 1948. He received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College and law degree from Yale. He worked in the private sector, in the state of Missouri and in the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush administrations. President Bush appointed him to the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals in 1990 and nominated to the Supreme Court the following year. He took his seat on October 23, 1991.