Testing the System: Sandra Day O´Connor

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Sandra Day O’Connor was born on a ranch near Duncan, Arizona on March 26, 1930. She was born to Ada Mae Day (Wilke), and Harry Day. She had one brother Alan, and a sister Ann, she unfortunately did not get to spend much time with them due to her schooling. Her being gone for school however did pay off. She had become known as the woman of the first of many things, such as the majority leader of Arizona, and Supreme Court Justice. She had many accomplishments in her life and was very successful, and good at what she had completed. Her father taught her the importance of farming and her mother taught her the importance of education. In 1935 she moved to El Paso to live with grandparents while she went to school, this was due to the school lacking in education where she lived. During her schooling she had skipped two grades, so when she started applying for her only school of choice Stanford she was only sixteen. Her academic success and personal interview was what got her into the college. She received an undergraduate and a law degree from Stanford University. Sandra graduated third in her class. She married John Jay O’Connor III in 1952 after graduation, she had met John at Stanford while doing a job editing for the Review. At first Sandra was not very successful finding a job with a law degree due to her being a woman. She thought she had her break when a law firm in Los Angeles offered her a job at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. However the job was not to be a lawyer it was

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