O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-

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Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 1930. She married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952 and has three sons - Scott, Brian, and Jay. She received her B.A. and LL.B. from Stanford University. She served as Deputy County Attorney of San Mateo County, California from 1952–1953 and as a civilian attorney for Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany from 1954–1957. From 1958–1960, she practiced law in Maryvale, Arizona, and served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965–1969. She was appointed to the Arizona State Senate in1969 and was subsequently reelected to two two-year terms. In 1975 she was elected Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court and served until 1979, when she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals. President Reagan nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat September 25, 1981. Justice O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.
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referencedIn Junior League of Boston. Records, 1897-1994 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn [Roberts, John G.] JR/ Sandra Day O’Connor United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 9/11/81, Judge Sandra Day O'Connor (T-30471) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Orme, Charles H., 1918-. Charles H. Orme Jr. collection, 1950-1998. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn [Reynolds, William B.] Confirmation Hearings- Sandra Day O’Connor United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 4]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Alexander, John Scott, 1936-2007. Scott Alexander political papers, ca. 1944-1986, (bulk 1960-1986) Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn [Reynolds, William B.] Confirmation Hearings- Sandra Day O’Connor United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn June 2000 - Quarterly (#6006) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1979-1997, 1979-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of Beatrice Sobel Burstein, (inclusive), (bulk), 1928-2001, 1954-1991 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn 10/14/81, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (T-30471) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 16 April 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Malcolm Wallop papers, 1965-1997, 1977-1995 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Subject Files on the Supreme Court of the United States, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
contributorOf Thomas Jefferson: The Pursuit of Liberty United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 7/14/81, Sandra Day O'Connor (T-29804) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Photographs Related to Events, Facilities, and Personnel , 1994 - 2005 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 1]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
creatorOf Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. U.S. Supreme Court case files 1972-1987 [part 2]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Valley Field Riding and Polo Club. Valley Field Riding and Polo Club, 1929-2006 [manuscript]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn William Safire Papers, 1949-2009 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Joseph Canzeri's Event Files
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1931 - 2003. Central Photograph Files
creatorOf Minnesota. Supreme Court. Files of Chief Justice Douglas K. Amdahl, 1980-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn 7/7/81, Pres. Reagan Announces Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor (T-29678) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn [Reynolds, William B.] Confirmation Hearings- Sandra Day O’Connor United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records, 1897-1994 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Wallop, Malcolm. Malcolm Wallop papers, 1965-1997 (bulk 1977-1995) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1939-2004, 1955-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1870s-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn McNamee, Wally. McNamee, Wally, photographic archive ca. 1955-2000 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Sandra Day O'Connor. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor as Supreme Court Justice United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs Documenting National Archives Program Activities, Ceremonies, and Observances, 1979 - 1993 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Soroptimist International of the Americas. Moorhead (Minn.) chapter. Records. Tri-College Library
referencedIn [Reynolds, William B.] Confirmation Hearings- Sandra Day O’Connor United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Wally McNamee Photographic Archive, AR2002-011; 2002-027; 2002-097; 2002-180; 2003-032; 2003-085., ca. 1955-2000 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Shouse, Catherine Filene, 1896-1994. Papers, 1878-1998 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Memo from Fred Fielding to the President, re Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to be An Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn Subject Files of John G. Roberts, Jr., 8/10/1981 - 9/15/1982 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of the Internal Revenue Service. 1791 - 2006. Photographs of Prominent IRS Officials and Events
creatorOf Crawford, Frederick C., 1891-. Frederick C. Crawford family papers, 1727-1996 (1900-1994). Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Warner, John W., 1927-. Senator John Warner papers, 1979-2009. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Photographs of FBI Personnel and Visitors Meeting with FBI Director William Webster, 1978 - 1987 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn "Stanford: A Sentimental Journey" [videorecording], 1987 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn KRON-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.). Stanford: a sentimental journey : video recordings, 1987. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn National Organization for Women. [Videotape collection: reels 1-283] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn University of Virginia. Office of Development. Campaign for the University of Virginia papers [manuscript], 2006. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Videotape collection, 1977-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn National Association of Women Judges (U.S.). [Videotape collection] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Arizona Historical Foundation. Arizona Historical Foundation Oral History Collection, 1968-1998. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Additional papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn DeConcini, Dennis. Dennis DeConcini papers, 1944-2003, (bulk 1977-1994). University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers, 1921-1998. [part 7]. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
referencedIn Byrd, Harry Flood, 1914-. Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. additional papers, ciarca 1991-2009. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mudd, Roger, 1928-. Papers, 1948-2005 (bulk 1953-2004). Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Agency Personnel
referencedIn A Woman's Legacy: Five Women Who Made a Difference (Oral History series) MS 533., 1998-2003 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File case file FG051 033222 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn National Association of Women Judges (U.S.). Records, 1966-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf O'Connor, Sandra Day, 1930-. Papers of Sandra Day O'Connor, 1963-1988. Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of District Courts of the United States. 1685 - 2009. Roll of Attorneys Admitted to Practice Before the Court
creatorOf Billington, James H. Albert H. Small Woodrow Wilson Award [manuscript], 2007 May 16. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Formal Transmittal, by Ronald Reagan to the Senate, of the Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court [Draft] Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn Ceremony for New Agriculture Secretary. Photo Opportunity with President Reagan and Secretary Richard Lyng and Family in Oval Office, Swearing in of Secretary Richard Lyng by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in Roosevelt Room Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 02 July 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra Day O'Connor, From: Ilene H. Nagel, Michael K. Block, Michael K. Block, 02 July 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn President Ronald Reagan during the Ceremony for the New Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng with a Photo Opportunity with his Family in the Oval Office followed by the Swearing in Ceremony by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in the Roosevelt Room Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra Day O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 07 May 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Letter from William French Smith to Ronald Reagan, re Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn The Swearing in of Margaret Heckler as the New Secretary of Health and Human Services by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor then Remarks by President Reagan in the Oval Office Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn Note re Senate Reception of the Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
contributorOf Roll of Attorneys Admitted to Practice Before the Court National Archives at Riverside (U.S.)
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra Day O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 16 April 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra Day O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 16 April 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn President Ronald Reagan's Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremony for C. William Verity, Jr., as Secretary of Commerce, C. William Verity is Sworn in as Commerce Secretary by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the Commerce Building, Washington, DC Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn Draft Press Release re Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
referencedIn COM 110.a: To: Sandra O'Connor, From: Ilene Nagel, 16 April 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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Arizona AZ US
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Community property
Alcoholism
Energy development
Breast--Cancer
Land use
Women judges
Courts
Law reform
Medical education
Judges
Judicial ethics
Occupation
Legislators--Arizona
Jurists
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Birth 1930-03-26

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