Sandra Day O’Connor Biography
(The First Female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Birthday: March 26, 1930 (Aries)
Born In: El Paso, Texas, United States
Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. She became the first lady to be appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 1981. She began her career at a time when opportunities for women were far and scarce. Hence, she acquired her first job as a lawyer after knocking several doors and offered to work free for an established advocate. After years of labour, she was elected as the first female Majority Republican Leader in Arizona before she became an associate justice in the Supreme Court. Known to be a federalist with moderate Republican views, she kept her opinions at bay in the courtroom and held the constitution of America as her guiding force. During her career, she sought to empower women not only in America but around the world. After serving twenty four long years in the Supreme Court of the United States, she retired in 2006. In honor of her services to the nation, she was awarded the highest civilian honour, the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ by the then US President, Barack Obama.