Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day OConnor


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In 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Conner as the first women to serve for the US supreme court and she served for 24 years. Shes known for serving as justice of the US supreme court, and getting a senate approval. She won the re-election two times and later ran for judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court. She was considered a federalist and frequently sided with the courts conservative bloc. Shes been called one of the most powerful woman in the world and currently serves on the board of trusts in Philadelphia. Also, she was involved in raising awareness of Alzheimers disease because of her husband John O’Conner’s death in 2009 caused by the disease. After serving as an assistant attorney general during 1965-69, she was was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Arizona state senate and later was reelected to the state senate in 1973.’Connor