Who is Jamal Adeen Thomas?
The son of American jurist Clarence Thomas, Jamal, is often mistaken by people who think that Clarence’s son is a television actor and host, who is perhaps known best for his role in the TV mini-series “The 6th Degree”, however, the truth is that they are not even related.
Let us introduce you to Jamal Adeen Thomas, the real son of, as a journalist likes to say, the ‘most powerful black man in America’ who currently serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Early life, family, and education
Jamal Adeen was born in New Haven, Connecticut USA on 15 February 1973, the only child of Clarence Thomas and his wife Kathy Grace Ambush; there is nothing known about Jamal’s mother. Jamal was raised by both of his parents until the two separated in 1981, and then divorced in 1984 – Jamal continued living with his mother.
Clarence stated in one of his interviews that he’s now sorry for abandoning his family, calling it the worst thing he’s ever done. Some rumors circulated that he was cheating on Kathy and also had a drinking problem, which Clarence eventually confirmed.
It’s known that in 1987 his father married Virginia Lamp, with whom he didn’t have children, but they took in Clarence’s nephew and raised him together. Virginia is an aide to Republican congressman,Dick Armey. There is no information as to whether Jamal and Virginia were close.
Speaking of Jamal’s educational background, he attended Bishop Ireton High School, a private school that his father paid for, since Jamal was bullied in his previous school. Reportedly, Clarence sold his Camaro IROC to pay for his son’s scholarship.
Upon matriculating in 1991, Jamal enrolled into Fork Union Military Academy, and then continued his education at Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business in 1995.
Jamal prefers to keep his life away from the public eye, so there isn’t much info about his career, and what was he doing after graduation, however, according to his Linkedin profile, through 1997 and 1998, he worked as a co-manager in a grocery store.
During the next 10 years, Jamal worked in various positions for Wells Fargo Advisors, and then as an overlay manager for BB&T Scott and Stringfellow Company. In 2021, he began serving as the Director of Supervision at John F. Der Hyde and Associates Network Office, and is currently in that position.
Is he married?
The answer is yes, Jamal is a married man, and his wife is his former long-term girlfriend Sakina Paige. The two worked together at Wells Fargo Advisors Company, where Sakina was the company’s attorney.
After a few years of dating, the two married and welcomed their son whose photos Jamal occasionally shares on his Facebook profile.
Jamal is on the board of the Virginia Foundation for Fatherhood, which helps men become better co-parents through programs that are supposed to make them devoted fathers.
According to sources, the average salary for a Supervising Director in the United States is around $200,000 per year. If you’re wondering how wealthy Jamal Adeen Thomas is, his net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million. You might think that his father has a lot of money because he holds such a high position, but the truth is that his annual salary is around $250,000.
Who is his father, Clarence Thomas?
Born on 23 June 1948 in Pin Point, a small African-American community near Savannah, Georgia, Clarence Thomas comes from a family whose ancestors were slaves, and spoke Gullah, a Creole language. His father, M. C. Thomas was a farm worker, and his mother Leola Williams was a housewife. Thomas was the second of their three children.
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Their father left them when Clarence was just two years old, and to provide for herself and the children, Leola worked hard but was paid only pennies per day, which was not enough to feed them all. Unfortunately, their house burned down in a fire, and as if it wasn’t enough that they were poor, now they were also homeless. Clarence and his younger brother were taken to live with their grandparents, where Clarence experienced for the first time conveniences such as indoor plumbing and regular meals.
For Clarence, his grandfather, Myers Anderson, was the greatest man he has ever known, since he was the one who instilled in him moral values, and who told him how important it is to have a good education if he wanted to succeed in life.
Clarence attended the catholic St. Pius X High School in DeKalb County, Georgia, and after two years, went to Saint John Vianney’s Minor Seminary on the Isle of Hope, (census-designated place, or CDP) in Chatham County, Georgia. Upon matriculating in 1966, he enrolled into Conception Seminary College, a monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation.
At a nun’s suggestion, Clarence enrolled at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, USA, where he was co-founder of the Black Student Union, and also a member of the honor society Alpha Sigma Nu, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude, in English Literature in 1971.
Clarence continued his education at Yale Law School, from which he graduated with a Juris Doctor (a graduate-entry professional degree in law) degree in 1974.
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Clarence then studied for the Missouri bar at the Saint Louis University School of Law, and was admitted on 13 September 1974. He almost immediately began serving as an assistant attorney general of Missouri under State Attorney General, John Danforth, who was later elected to the US Senate in 1976, then Clarence served as an attorney for the chemical company Monsanto.
Clarence eventually moved to Washington DC, and from 1979 through 1981 he again worked for John Danforth, now as a legislative assistant for the Senate Commerce Committee. On 1 May 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Clarence as assistant secretary of education for the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education, then in the following year, the President appointed Clarence as Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which he chaired until 1990.
On 30 October 1989, President George Bush nominated Clarence to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the US Senate confirmed him on 6 March 1990.
On 23 October 1991, Clarence became the Court’s 106th justice after 99 days of pending nomination, sworn in by Justice Byron White. Clarence Thomas is known for his silence during verbal arguments, and there is information that out of nearly 2,500 hearings, he spoke or asked a question in only 32, since 1991.
Speaking of his personal life, he’s still in marriage with his second wife, Virginia Lamp.