Definition of Thomas, Clarence in US English:

Thomas, Clarence

proper noun

  • (born 1948), US Supreme Court associate justice since 1991 . He chaired the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 1982–90 and was a judge on the US Court of Appeals before being nominated to replace Thurgood Marshall on the Court. His appointment was approved only after a lengthy and controversial Senate hearing in which he had to respond to charges of sexual harassment brought by former colleague Anita Hill.

Pronunciation

Thomas, Clarence

/ˈtäməs/