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This Day in History: Sandra Day O’Connor Becomes First Female US Supreme Court Justice (1981)


This Day in History:
Sandra Day O’Connor Becomes First Female US Supreme Court Justice (1981)

O’Connor is a lawyer and jurist who was the first female associate justice of the US Supreme Court. She served as an assistant state attorney general in her home state of Arizona in the late 1960s and, in 1969, was appointed to the state senate, where she became the country’s first female majority leader. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1981, becoming the first female justice. Who took O’Connor’s Supreme Court seat when she retired in 2006? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch