Sandra Day O'Conner

Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female United States Supreme Court Justice. After service in a variety of justice positions in Arizona, on September 21, 1981 she took her official seat on the Supreme Court after she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. For more information about Sandra Day O’Connor and her exciting career as a Supreme Court Justice visit the Digital Arizona Library, DAZL.

“Photograph/color image of the United States Supreme Court in Washington (D.C.), 1982, Arizona Archives Historic Photographs, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division.

 

Arizona Memory Project:

            “Confirmation Hearing,” 1981, Senator Barry M. Goldwater – An Arizona Legend, Arizona State University Libraries: University Archives.

           “Remarks to Associated Women Students at ASU,” May 7, 1970, Arizona State Archives – State, County and Local Government Records, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division.  

            “Form letter from Sandra Day O’Connor, re: Equal Rights Amendment,” February 18, 1970, Arizona State Archives – State, County and Local Government Records, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division.  

Reading Arizona:

           James W. Johnson and David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Politicians, University of Arizona Press, 2015, Chapter 6.