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Sandra Day O'Connor

Sandra Day O'ConnorAKA Sandra Day

Born: 26-Mar-1930
Birthplace: El Paso, TX

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006

"Every member of the Supreme Court received a wonderful package of home-baked cookies, and I don't know why, the staff decided to analyze them. Each one contained enough poison to kill the entire membership of the court." Quoted by Linda Campbell, "Sitting ducks on the bench", Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 November 2006.

Father: Harry Alan Day
Mother: Ada Mae Wilkey
Brother: Alan
Sister: Ann
Husband: John J. O'Connor III (m. Dec-1952, d. 11-Nov-2009, 3 sons, suffered Alzheimer's disease)
Son: Scott
Son: Brian
Son: Jay
Boyfriend: William Rehnquist (dated in law school)

    High School: Radford School
    University: BA Economics, Stanford University (1950)
    Law School: LLB, Stanford University (1952)
    Administrator: Chancellor, College of William and Mary (2005-)

    US Supreme Court Justice Justice (25-Sep-1981 to 31-Jan-2006)
    Arizona State Senate (1969-75)
    Alfalfa Club 1993
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American College of Trial Lawyers Honorary Fellow
    American Philosophical Society 1992
    Americans for Generational Equity Trustee
    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Trustee
    National Constitution Center Trustee
    Order of the Coif
    Pilgrims Society
    Rockefeller Foundation Board of Directors (2006-)
    Salvation Army Advisory Board (1975-81)
    Iraq Study Group
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President 2007
    Cosmos Club Award 1998
    National Women's Hall of Fame
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame 2001
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 2006
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Aug-2009
    Mastectomy
    Appendectomy
    Hysterectomy
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer, Appendicitis, Yoga

Author of books:
Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest (2002, with H. Alan Day (nonfiction)
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice (2003, nonfiction)


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