March is National Women’s History Month. This began in 1987 to celebrate amazing women who strive to make our country and the world a better place for all.
You may have heard about many women from our past. Many have been pioneers. One of those women is Sandra Day O’Connor.
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman selected as a Supreme Court Justice and she is still alive today. She held the position from 1981-2006.
Her life began on March 26, 1930 in El Paso, Texas. She grew up on a large family ranch in Arizona. She attended Stanford University where she received an undergraduate degree in 1950 and a law degree in 1952.
Sandra Day married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952 after graduation. She had great academic achievements. You may or may not be surprised to learn that she had trouble finding a job in law based on being a woman.
She was offered a job as a secretary in a law firm but instead she became a deputy district attorney for San Mateo, California.
You will be amazed by her journey.
In 1954 Sandra landed in Germany with her husband and she served as a civil attorney for the army until 1957.
When she returned to the US she began with a private practice in Arizona. She then became attorney general, followed by an election to the Arizona Senate. Furthermore, another first for her was to become the first woman to be the majority leader of that Senate.
Consequently, she was then a Maricopa County Superior Court judge and then appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in Phoenix. In 1981, she was noticed by Ronald Reagan.
President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first woman to the United States Supreme Court. She was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and was sworn in on September 25, 1981.
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