Hufstedler, Shirley M.

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Shirley Mount Hufstedler was born on August 24, 1925 in Denver, Colorado. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from the University of New Mexico in 1945 and a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree from Stanford University in 1949. She was a member of the staff of the Stanford Law Review, 1947 to 1949, and worked as a book review editor from 1948 to 1949. From 1951 to 1961 she was a member of the Los Angeles law firm Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kemble. In 1961, she was appointed Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and was elected to that position in 1962. In 1966, she was appointed Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeals. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1968, a position she held until 1979 when she accepted appointment to President Jimmy Carter's cabinet as the first Secretary of Education. In 1981 she returned to private life, teaching and practicing law. She was a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Hufstedler and Kaus, 1981 to 1995, and has been senior counsel at the firm of Morrison and Foerster since 1995. Hufstedler has written numerous articles for professional journals, newspapers and magazines in the fields of law, education, government, and international affairs. She has served on the Board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology and Occidental College, 1972 to 1989; Aspen Institute and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976 to 1993; Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1978 to 1980; National Resources Defense Council, 1983 to 1985; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1983 to 1984; the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Institute for Judicial Administration, and the American Law Institute. She served on the board of directors of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1983 to 2002. She is also on the board of directors of Harman International Industries, and is an emeritus director of Hewlett Packard Company and U.S. West, Inc.

From the description of Hufstedler, Shirley M., 1925- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581027

Shirley M. Hufstedler (1924- ), lawyer and Secretary of Education (1979-1981), born in Denver, Colorado.

From the description of Shirley M. Hufstedler collection, 1979-1981. (Jimmy Carter Library). WorldCat record id: 38476269

Lawyer and jurist, of California; and U.S. secretary of education . Born 1925. Maiden name: Shirley Mount.

From the description of Shirley M. Hufstedler papers, 1979-1981 (bulk 1980-1981). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069315

Biographical Note

  • 1925, Aug. 24: Born, Denver, Colo.
  • 1945: B.B.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex.
  • 1949: LL.B., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Married Seth Martin Hufstedler
  • 1951 - 1961 : Attorney, Beardsley, Hufstedler & Kembler, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1961 - 1966 : Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1966 - 1968 : Judge, California State Court of Appeals, Second District
  • 1968 - 1979 : Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 1979 - 1981 : Secretary, Department of Education
  • 1981 - : Partner, Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley, Los Angeles, Calif.

From the guide to the Shirley M. Hufstedler Papers, 1979-1981, (bulk 1980-1981), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Records of the Supreme Court of the United States. 1772 - 2007. Audio Recordings of Oral Arguments. 1955 - 2012. EXXON COMPANY, U.S.A., ET AL., PETITIONERS v. SOFEC, INC., ET AL., (95-129); LLOYD HENDERSON, PETITIONER v. UNITED STATES (95-232); OPINIONS (94-1471, 95-83)
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Chronological Files
referencedIn Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1968 -1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Shirley M. Hufstedler Papers
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Subject Files
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Youth Act of 1980 Files
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Audiovisual Materials
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 12/6/79 [2]
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Budget Files
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Speech Files
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Papers, 1979-1981, (bulk 1980-1981) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Lau Files
creatorOf Shirley M. Hufstedler Collection. 1979 - 1981. Shirley Hufstedler's Nomination Files
creatorOf Hufstedler, Shirley M. Shirley M. Hufstedler papers, 1979-1981 (bulk 1980-1981). Library of Congress
creatorOf Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. William H. Pickering Office File Collection, 1955-1976. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 5/1/80
referencedIn American Bar Association. Commission on Women in the Profession. Women Trailblazers in the Law Oral History Project. Oral history interviews of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession Women Trailblazers in the Law Oral History Project, 2005-2008 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn JPL Advisory Council Membership Lists, 1979. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Hufstedler, Shirley M. Shirley M. Hufstedler collection, 1979-1981. Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Audiovisual collection of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 1960-1990 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/4/80
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correspondedWith Bazelon, David L. person
correspondedWith Blackmun, Harry A. (Harry Andrew), 1908-1999 person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
correspondedWith Christopher, Warren person
correspondedWith Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912-1989 person
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. corporateBody
associatedWith Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund corporateBody
correspondedWith Mondale, Joan person
correspondedWith Mondale, Joan person
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correspondedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907-1998 person
correspondedWith Rhodes, Betty person
correspondedWith Rhodes, Betty person
correspondedWith Rhodes, Kenneth O., 1912-2005 person
correspondedWith Rowan, Carl T. (Carl Thomas), 1925-2000 person
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associatedWith United States. President (1977-1981 : Carter) corporateBody
correspondedWith Vance, Cyrus R. (Cyrus Roberts), 1917-2002 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
California
United States
Subject
Executive departments
Education
Education and state
Education, Bilingual
Courts
Educational law and legislation--United States
Practice of law--California
Practice of law
Education and state--United States
Education--United States
Courts--California
Educational law and legislation
Occupation
Lawyers
Cabinet officers
Jurists
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Birth 1925-08-24

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