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Sandra Day O'Connor

by Kristen from Dubois

In honor of Sandra Day O’Connor, I did research about this hero in “Biography Today." I chose Sandra Day O’Connor because I thought she was interesting. After the research, I was glad I did because I learned so much about her.

Who knew such a normal beginning would give the world such a hero? Sandra Day O’Connor was born on March 26, 1930 in El Paso, Texas. Her parents' names were Harry A. and Ada Mae (Wilkey) Day.

The foundation of heroism is education. Sandra Day O’Connor applied to go to school at Stanford University.

Hard work contributes to heroism. Sandra Day O’Connor had many different jobs. Some of them she got paid for and some of them she didn’t get paid for. She changed her jobs many times to accommodate the needs of her family and also her own interests. She left her job at San Mateo County in 1953 when her husband was drafted into the army. Then she became a civilian attorney for the Quartermaster Corps, that is a person who buys supplies for the army. After that they were able to spend their free time touring and skiing.

Sandra Day O’Connor is important to mankind and changed the world. Sandra Day O’Connor was important because she was the first woman on the United States Supreme Court.

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Last edited 8/28/2010 12:00:00 AM

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