1951 – Born on the 7th of August in Washington, D.C.
1973 – Awarded a bachelor’s degree by Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
1980 – Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree by Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
1981 – Began practicing law in Summit County, Ohio.
1985 – Appointed a magistrate of the Summit County Probate Court.
1986-1993 – Mayor of San Diego(1st female mayor).
1993-1995 – Elected as a judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
1995-1999 – Elected to the office of Summit County prosecutor.
1999-2003 – Lieutenant Governor of Ohio.
2002-2003 – O’Connor was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court, defeating Democrat Timothy Black.