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Sandra Day O'Connor

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Birthday
26, 1930
Birthplace
El Paso, TX
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1930 (age 89)
Birthplace
El Paso, TX

About

First woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Appointed to the position by President Ronald Reagan, she served from 1981 until 2006.

Before Fame

She and fellow Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist both attended the Stanford University Law School, where they worked on the Stanford Law Review and briefly dated.

Trivia

She was the first female Majority Leader of the Arizona State Senate.

Family Life

She married John Jay O'Connor III in December, 1952. The couple had three sons together.

Associated With

In 2009, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.