Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 19591961. From 19611963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 19631972, and Columbia Law School from 19721980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 19771978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Womens Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLUs General Counsel from 19731980, and on the National Board of Directors from 19741980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.
Confirmed by the Senate, 97-3. Sworn in on August 10, 1993.