Sandra Day O'Connor Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Sandra Day O'Connor (Sandra Day)

Last Updated: 24 Mar, 2023 | Views: 400

Age: 94

Profession: Lawyer

Other Profession(s): Politician

Famous For: The First Female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Higher Education: Stanford University (BA, LLB)

Sandra Day O'Connor Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
26 Mar, 1930 (94 Years 03 Months 21 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
Texas

Birth District
El Paso

Birth Sign
Aries

Nationalities
American

Sandra Day O'Connor Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

Sandra Day O'Connor is well-known lawyer and politician from the United States. Sandra was the nation's Supreme Court's first female associate. Sandra Day O'Connor was born in 1930 in Texas. She attended Stanford University and graduated with a degree in economics. She was raised in southeast Arizona on a cattle ranch. She then earned a law degree from Stanford Law School, graduating in 1952.

Sandra Day O'Connor Legal Career

Sandra Day O'Connor had trouble landing a position in the predominately male legal industry after graduating from law school. Before being elected to the Arizona Senate in 1969, she worked as a legal secretary, a civilian attorney for the U.S. Army, and an assistant attorney general in Arizona. She was chosen to serve on the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1975, and the Arizona Supreme Court in 1979.

Sandra Day O'Connor Supreme Court Appointment

Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female justice in the history of the Supreme Court when President Ronald Reagan nominated her to the court in 1981. She was unanimously approved by the Senate for confirmation, and she sat on the court for 24 years. During her time on the court, she was known for her moderate and pragmatic approach to the law. She gained a reputation for taking a reasonable and practical approach to the law while serving on the court.
    
Sandra Day O'Connor Landmark Cases

Throughout her time on the Supreme Court, Justice O'Connor was a key player in a number of significant decisions. She contributed to maintaining Roe v. Wade's fundamental conclusion—that a woman has the right to choose whether to have an abortion—in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). She was a member of the majority in Bush v. Gore (2000), which effectively put an end to the recount of the Florida 2000 presidential election and gave George W. Bush the victory.

Sandra Day O'Connor Retirement and Legacy

In 2006, Justice O'Connor left the Supreme Court and claimed her husband's deteriorating health as the cause. She advocated for judicial reform and civic engagement after leaving the court. She established the iCivics initiative, which offers instructional materials and activities to aid in the teaching of civics and government to pupils.

Justice O'Connor received a number of accolades for her contributions to the legal community and American society, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Sandra Day O'Connor Death

Sandra Day O'Connor passed away on October 23, 2018, at the age of 88, as a result of dementia-related complications. She was regarded as a pioneer for women in the legal profession and as a reasonable judge who upheld moral principles.

Sandra Day O'Connor Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 52 Kg
In Pounds 114 lbs

Eye Color
Brown

Hair Color
Golden Brown

Sandra Day O'Connor Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Harry Alfred Day

Mother's Name
Ada Mae Wilkey

Spouse
John Jay O'Connor

Brother(s)
H. Alan Day

Sister(s)
Ann Day

Son(s)
Scott O'Connor, Jay O'Connor, Brian O'Connor

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