The Supreme Court Justices

Published January 24, 2001

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Stephen Breyer
Bio: Born Aug. 15, 1938, in San Francisco, Calif. He is married and has three children.
Education: Attended public elementary and high schools in San Francisco; Stanford University, A.B., 1959; Oxford University, Marshall Scholar, B.A., 1961; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964; Harvard Law Review, articles editor. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Bio: Born March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is married to a professor of tax law at Georgetown University Law Center and has two children.
Education: Attended public elementary and high schools in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Cornell University, B.A., 1954; College of Arts and Sciences, Class Marshal; Harvard Law School, 1958, Harvard Law Review; Columbia Law School, LL.B., J.D., 1959; Columbia Law Review; Kent Scholar.

Anthony M. Kennedy
Bio: Born July 23, 1936 in Sacramento, Calif. He is married and has three children.
Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1958; London School of Economics, 1957-58; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961.
Presidential Nominations: Nominated by President Ford to U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; took oath of office May 30, 1975; nominated by President Reagan as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; took oath of office on Feb. 18, 1988.

Sandra Day O'Connor
Bio: Born March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas. She was married in 1952 and has three sons.
Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1950; LL.B., 1952; Order of the Coif; board of editors, Stanford Law Review.
Presidential Nominations: Nominated by President Reagan as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on July 7, 1981; confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 22, 1981; took oath of office on Sept. 25, 1981.

William H. Rehnquist
Bio: Born Oct. 1, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis. He is married and has three children.
Education: Attended public elementary and high schools in Shorewood, Wis.; Stanford University, B.A., M.A., 1948; Harvard University, M.A., 1950; Stanford University, LL.B., 1952.
Presidential Nominations:
Nominated associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Nixon on Oct. 21, 1971; sworn in on Jan. 7, 1972; nominated to be chief justice by President Reagan on June 17, 1986; sworn in on Sept. 26, 1986

Antonin Scalia
Bio: Born March 11, 1936, in Trenton, N.J. He is married and has nine children.
Education: Georgetown University and University of Fribourg (Switzerland), A.B., 1957; Harvard University, LL.B., 1960; note editor, Harvard Law Review; Sheldon fellow, Harvard University, 1960-61.
Presidential Nominations: Nominated by President Reagan to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; took oath of office Aug. 17, 1982; nominated by President Reagan as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; took oath of office Sept. 26, 1986.

David H. Souter
Bio: Born Sept. 17, 1939, in Melrose, Mass.
Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1961; Rhodes Scholar; Magdalen College, Oxford, 1963; A.B. in Jurisprudence, 1989; M.A., 1989; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1966.
Presidential Nominations: Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990.

John Paul Stevens
Bio: Born April 20, 1920, in Chicago, Ill. He is married and has five children.
Education: University of Chicago Laboratory School; University of Chicago, A.B.; 1941; Northwestern University, J.D., 1947; co-editor of the Illinois Law Review.
Presidential Nominations: Nominated by President Ford as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 1975; confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 17, 1975; took oath of office on Dec. 19, 1975.

Clarence Thomas
Bio: Born June 28, 1948, in Pinpoint (near Savannah), Ga. He is married and has one child.
Education: Conception Seminary, 1967-1968; Holy Cross College, A.B.; Yale Law School, J.D., 1974.
Presidential Nominations: Nominated by President Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; took oath of office, March 12, 1990; nominated by President Bush as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; took oath of office Oct. 23, 1991.

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