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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Biography

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg

(March 15, 1933 - September 18, 2020)

Ginsburg was born March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, daughter of Nathan Bader, a furrier and haberdasher, and Celia (Amster) Bader. Ginsburg attended New York public schools and then Cornell University. She married Martin Ginsburg after graduating from Cornell in 1954, and gave birth to a daughter, Jane Ginsburg, before entering Harvard Law School in 1956. Ginsburg was an outstanding student and was elected president of her class at the prestigious Harvard Law School. After her second year, she transferred to Columbia Law School, following her husband, who had taken a position with a New York City law firm. Ginsburg was elected to the Columbia Law Review and graduated first in her class. She was admitted to the New York bar in 1959. Continue . . .

Source: "Ginsburg, Ruth Bader." Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, edited by Donna Batten, 3rd ed., vol. 5, Gale, 2010, pp. 100-102. From Gale Virtual Reference database.

Book Collection

My Own Words
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her mark
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the case of R. B. G. vs. inequality


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