Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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1933 – She was born on the 15th day of March this year in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Her mother took an active role in her education, taking her to the library often. Ginsburg attended North Hills High School, whose law program later dedicated a courtroom in her honor.
1954 – This year, Ruth Bader married Martin D. Ginsburg, a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and an internationally prominent tax lawyer.
1959 – Ginsburg became a law clerk to Judge Edmund L. Palmieri of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
1961 – From this year until 1963, she was a research associate and then associate’s director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure, learning Swedish to co-author a book on judicial procedure in Sweden.
1963 – She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark from this year until 1972.
1972 – She became the first tenured woman and co-authored the first law school casebook on sex discrimination at Columbia.
1977 – She became a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. As the chief litigator of the ACLU’s women’s rights project, she argued several cases in front of the Supreme Court and attained a status as a skilled oral advocate.
1980 – She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Carter in this year.
1993 – She became the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court on August 10 of this year. In the same year, received her B.A. from Cornell University and enrolled at Harvard Law School.
1999 – Ginsburg was diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer in this year. She underwent surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.