Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court
first woman Supreme Court justice
Happy birthday to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor!

Happy birthday to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor!

O'Connor is the first woman to have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. She was appointed by 40th US President Ronald Reagan in 1981 (who had pledged to name the first female Justice), receiving unanimous Senate support.

Born in El Paso, Texas in 1930, she studied economics and proceeded to go to law school. She was refused employment until she offered to work as a deputy county attorney (in California) for no pay.

Her career burgeoned in Arizona, President Reagan informed her of his wish to nominate her to the highest court of the land only a day before he publicly announced it.

Considered to be a moderate conservative, but always trying to uphold the US Constitution, O'Connor served on the Supreme Court for 24 years.
El Paso, Texas
March 26th, 1981
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Created on 2017-07-20 at 15:34 and last updated on 2017-12-24 at 07:44.