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Sandra Day O'Connor: a look back at first woman on U.S. Supreme Court (15 images)

By Wade Sheridan

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died December 1, 2023 at age 93. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in the first televised hearing for the court. She served from 1981 to 2006.



Sandra Day O Connor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, arrives to receive a honorary degree and deliver the commencement address at New York's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law on June 1, 2004. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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O'Connor delivers a reading at the state funeral for President Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral in Washington on June 11, 2004. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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O'Connor prepares to talk to the media about the American Bar Association's new principles for jury service during a news conference in Washington on December 9, 2004. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (L) shares a laugh with O'Connor before his swearing-in ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington on February 14, 2005. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
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