Facts About Jamal Adeen Thomas Parents: Facts About His Mother & Father

By Rhyss | Published on: March 13, 2024 | Updated on: March 13, 2024
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Jamal Adeen Thomas came to prominence thanks to his famous father, Justice Clarence Thomas, and his ex-wife Kathy Ambush. Jamal is the only kid of his parents.

Talking about Jamal’s father, Clarence Thomas is an American jurist who has been serving as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. Clarence’s son, on the other hand, is not involved in the law sector like his dad but instead in the financial sector.

Here in this article, we are going to divulge many interesting facts about Jamal Adeen Thomas’ parents. Let’s get right into it!

Who are ?

Born on February 15th, 1973, Jamal is the only to his parents; his father Justice Clarence Thomas, and his mother Kathy Ambush. His dad Clarence is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Kathy currently works as a volunteer at Global Internet Entrepreneur.

Both of Jamal’s parents have had humble beginnings, and they have reached this point after working extremely hard. Clarence was born in 1948 in Pin Point, Georgia, as one of three children between M.C. Thomas and Leola Williams.

Likewise, Kathy was born on June 6th, 1950, in Massachusetts, the US. She is the daughter of the lateĀ Nelson William Ambush and Shigao Gladys Sato.

Jamal’s father Clarence is one of the leading African-American Jurist

Initially, he attended St Pius X High School, a predominantly black school. While he was growing up, Thomas decided to study law and thus enrolled at the Yale Law School from which he graduated in 1974 with a Juris Doctor degree. After passing the bar exam he started working at the Missouri bar on September 13th, 1974.

Afterward, from 1974 to 1977, he became an assistant attorney general of Missouri, working under the state Attorney General, John Danforth, who happened to be his Yale alumnus. Up until the early 1980s, he worked in a handful of other organizations before eventually being called by the then US President Ronald Reagan. The late President nominated the 74-year-old as the assistant secretary of education for the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education.

Then from 1982 to 1990, he was the chairman of EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). In 1991, the 41st President of the US, George H.W. Bush nominated him for the Associate Justice of the US Supreme court.

What is Jamal Adeen Thomas’ mother Kathy doing?

She is a graduate of Marian Central Catholic High School in Worcester. Later on, she went on to study at Lincoln University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

Kathy and Clarence in the photo
Jamal Adeen Thomas’ mother and father.

From her education alone it is evident she worked in several corporates throughout the country. Similarly, she worked at The Immigration Learning Center Inc. Additionally, she is also the director of the Massachusetts Advanced Studies Program at Milton Academy.

Most recently, she was seen working as a volunteer at the Global Internet Entrepreneur.

Details On Jamal Adeen Thomas’ Parents’ Relationship

The former flames exchanged vows on June 5th, 1971, a year after Clarence’s graduation. The nuptials was held at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Worcester.

Many of you might not know, Kathy’s dad Nelson gave Clarence $15 to help him buy a yearbook.

Initially, Jamal’s mom and dad first met in 1969. One of their mutual friends introduced them to one another.

From their beautiful relationship, the lovebirds became proud parents of one son, Jamal.

Why Did His Father Clarence Divorce His Mother Kathy?

More than a decade after tying the knot, the relationship dynamic between the two changed. Around the time, Jamal’s daddy was struggling financially and wasn’t making the big bucks. Although he was not earning well at his work at the office of Missouri Attorney General John Danforth, he insisted on working there as it will help him in his career later on.

Soon enough Thomas took out money from his student loan account but rather than spending it on his maintaining his family life, he splurged it all by going out for drinks with his colleagues.

When the family of three moved to Washington, unfortunately, the Associate Justice of the Supreme court didn’t let go of his bad habit which ultimately led to his separation from his spouse. They separated in 1981 and their divorce was finalized in 1984.

Jamal Adeen Thomas’ Dad Has Married Again

A couple of years after divorcing Kathy, Clarence married lobbyist Virginia Lamp, on May 30th, 1987. They don’t share any biological children between them. The duo even took in Virginia’s 6-year-old great-nephew Mark Martin Jr., in 1997.

Jamal with his wife Ginni Thomas
Clarence with his new wife, Ginni.

Throughout their married life, the pair have opted to travel the country by motorcoach between court terms.

Clarence’s dad was about to be impeached in 2022

The year 2022 was one of the worst years in the life of the African-American jurist. Multiple allegations were made against Clarence pertaining to him not following the code of conduct.

First, he didn’t disclose a single penny of his spouse’s income in his financial disclosures for 20 years. According to reports, Virginia made around $700,000 between 2003 to 2007, however, Jamal’s father didn’t disclose it. Once caught he amended his financial disclosure claiming ‘he didn’t understand the rules.’

Moreover, he also used to attend several Republican fundraising events, which is a clear violation of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges. The worse of all these accusations, Jamal’s stepmother was also accused of planning the insurrection on January 6th, 2021.

How much is Jamal’s parents’ net worth?

From more than five decades of career in the law, Clarence has earned a substantial amount of money. To be specific, his overall net worth is around $10 million.

Adeen’s mother Kathy is a secretive person so we don’t know much is she worth. Additionally, considering how she is a volunteer we are sure her priority is to serve the people as much as possible rather than earning money.