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O`Connor, Sandra Day
Born 1930 in El Paso, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 19, 1981, to a seat vacated by Potter Stewart. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1981, and received commission on September 22, 1981. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2006.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Sixth Circuit, October 1, 1981-September 25, 1986
Ninth Circuit, September 26, 1986-January 31, 2006
Eleventh Circuit, September 10, 1987-December 1, 1987

Stanford University, A.B., 1950
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
Deputy county attorney, San Mateo County, California, 1952-1953
Civil attorney, Quartermaster Market Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 1954-1957
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1957-1965
Assistant attorney general, State of Arizona, 1965-1969
State senator, Arizona, 1969-1975; majority leader, 1973-1974
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 1975-1979
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979-1981
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