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Monday, March 26, 2018

Sandra Day O'Connor

In March we recognize strong women both in the past and present. There is one great lady that I first heard about while I was attending high school. Her name is Sandra Day O'Connor.

Sandra Day O'Connor was born March 26th, 1930. She is a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. O'Connor was first appointed in 1981 to the seat by Ronald Reagan. She was the first to serve on the court.

Sandra Day O'Connor had served as an elected official and Judge in Arizona serving as the first femal Majority Leader of a state senate as the Republican leader in Arizona Senate. When she was nominated for the Supreme Court seat the Senate unanimously accepted her. She served on the Supreme Court til 2006. Some of the important cases she resided in was Planned Parenthood v. Casey , Bush v. Gore and Grutter v. Bollinger.

During her career O'Connor has been named one of the most powerful women in the world by several publications. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama

O'Connor was Chancellor of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and served on the board of trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also served on the Board of Trustees for Colonial Williamsburg. Several publications have named O'Connor among the most powerful women in the world.[8][9] On August 12, 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States, by President Barack Obama.

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  1. I love learning about women who paved the way for us. There is more to females than just cooking and cleaning!

  2. Sandra Day O'Connor sounds like such a remarkable woman who made a huge impact on women's history! I love learning more about inspiring women like her.

  3. Imagine a time when there were no women on the Supreme Court. It seems almost impossible now and I'm older. At one point there no women in power in this country. We've came along way and women like her deserve the credit.

  4. Wow....Sandra is added unto my list of the unique I learn about everyday! Thanks for sharing.


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