Chapter 146: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

October 2004
Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America;2004, p298
The article profiles Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, the daughter of Celia and Nathan Bader, in Brooklyn, New York. She was an excellent student in school, graduating at the top of her class in grammar school and an academic leader in high school. After earning her bachelor of arts degree in government in 1954, she married Martin D. Ginsburg. She finished law at Columbia Law School in New York City. Following her graduation, there followed a succession of job experiences. When she was sworn in as the 107th justice to the Supreme Court in August 1993, she became the second woman to sit in this court and the first Jewish justice since 1969.


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