Thurgood graduated from Howard in 1933, first in his class. Marshall’s marriage lasted until Vivien died of Cancer in 1955. Marshall Married Cecilia Suyat that same year, and they stayed together until Thurgood died in 1993.
Cecilia and Thurgood Marshall
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Cecilia Marshall, John W. Marshall, Justice Thurgood Marshall and Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage)
They had two sons together, the first being Thurgood Marshall Jr. who was a top aide to Bill Clinton, and John W. Marshall, who was the United States Marshals Service Director, and Virginia Secretary of Public Safety.
Washington, D.C. – Thurgood Marshall, first Negro to become U.S. Solicitor General, sworn in by President Johnson. Marshall introduces President Johnson to Mrs. Marshall and their sons Thurgood, Jr., 9 and John, 7 after taking his oath in a White House ceremony. Center background is Paul Bender, Assistant to the Solicitor General.
Thurgood Marshall Jr.
John W. Marshall
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Thurgood Marshall jr, Cecilia Marshall, and John Marshall attend the 21st Annual Urbanworld Film Festival at AMC Empire 25 theater on September 23, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)