It has been revealed that by "mere coincidence" Justice Hugo L. Black has now on his working staff a Jew, and a negro who is at the same time a Catholic. The Jew is Jerome A. Cooper, a Harvard College and Law graduate. Cooper '38 has been appointed law clerk by the justice.
Earlier Justice Black had appointed Miss Annie Butt, a Catholic, as a secretary, and the Supreme Court had designated Leon Smallwood, a Negro and a Catholic as his messenger. Cooper is twenty-four years old, was born in Alamba, and graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1936.