JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR
Birth Name: Sandra Day
Born: March 26, 1930
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Married: John Jay O’Connor, 1952.
Children: Scott, Brian and Jay
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and sworn in Sept. 25, 1981, serving until her retirement in 2006. She received her education in economics and law at Stanford University. The following is a chronology of her distinguished career leading up to her appointment to the Supreme Court:
Civilian Attorney, Germany, Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, 1954-57
Private Practice of Law, Phoenix, 1958-60
Assistant Attorney General Arizona 1965-69
Arizona State Senator, 1969-1975; elected Senate Majority Leader in 1972
Judge Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, 1975-79
Judge Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979-81
Since her retirement from the Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor has remained active in public service. She is currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Sculptor: Susan Henningsen
Installation Date: 2002
Media: Bronze, on granite base
Location: Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Court Building, 401 West Washington
Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
Date of Photos: November 18, 2010