Sandra Day O`Connor

Personal

Birthday: 
1930
Birthplace: 
El Paso, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Deputy county attorney, San Mateo County, California, 1952-1953
Civil attorney, Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 1954-1957
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1957-1965
Assistant attorney general, State of Arizona, 1965-1969
State senator, Arizona, 1969-1975; majority leader, 1973-1974
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 1975-1979
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979-1981

Education

Name of School: 
Stanford University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1950
Name of School - Second: 

Stanford University Law School

At Stanford Law School, excellence is a given. Our community: engaged faculty and students, influential alumni, dedicated staff is united in its belief that a Stanford Law degree is a powerful tool for change. Our programs: intensive curriculum, hands-on legal clinics, high-profile academic centers cultivate professional skills and values, inspire new ideas, and engage leaders in developing solutions. And our resources: from cutting-edge facilities to the diverse advantages of Stanford University make the Stanford Law campus an ideal environment for exploring and mastering the law.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1952

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
9/22/1981
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/31/2006
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, October 1, 1981-September 25, 1986
Ninth Circuit, September 26, 1986-January 31, 2006
Eleventh Circuit, September 10, 1987-December 1, 1987

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