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Biography

Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired Associate Justice. She was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. She received her B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University. She served as Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California from 1952-1953 and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany from 1954-1957. From 1958-1960, she practiced law in Maryvale, Arizona, and served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965-1969. She was appointed to the Arizona State Senate in 1969 and was subsequently reelected to two two-year terms. In 1975 she was elected Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court and served until 1979, when she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals. President Reagan nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat September 25, 1981. Justice O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.

9 Programs

Sandra Day O'Connor: Supreme Court's First Female Justice

10.22.12 | 01:06:07 min | 0 comments

Alan Greenspan: Markets and the Judiciary

10.02.08 | 00:37:22 min | 2 comments

Ideas Festival: Sandra Day O'Connor on Games for Good

07.02.08 | 00:10:37 min | 1 comment

The Single Worst Thing About How We Choose Our Judges

07.02.08 | 00:09:38 min | 0 comments

How the Courts are Covered in the United States

07.02.08 | 00:08:45 min | 0 comments

The Court Tenures of Sandra Day O'Connor and Judith Kaye

07.02.08 | 00:07:06 min | 0 comments

What’s the Big Idea?

06.30.08 | 00:59:14 min | 1 comment

Games for Change: Sandra Day O’Connor

06.04.08 | 00:41:42 min | 2 comments

Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer

07.06.06 | 00:52:00 min | 0 comments