O’Connor sworn in as first woman on U.S. Supreme Court 30 years ago today


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(Friday, September 25, 1981)Sandra Day O’Connor took her seat today as the 102d Justice and the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

President Reagan, who fulfilled a campaign promise to name a woman to the Court by nominating the 51-year-old Arizona judge, attended the brief ceremony in the courtroom.

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