Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
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1954 – Born on October 4th in Palacios, Texas.
1975 – Received her B.A. from Baylor University.
1977 – Earned her J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.
1994 – Enron’s political action committee gave Owen $8,600 for her successful Supreme Court bid.
1995 – She was the associate justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
1996 – Owen wrote the majority opinion that reversed a lower court order and reduced Enron’s school taxes by $15 million.
2003 – The Senate rejected (52-45) a second cloture motion on Owen’s nomination. (60 votes are required to invoke cloture and end debate on the nomination).
2005 – Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14th, to a seat vacated by William L. Garwood.
– Appointed judge on the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
– Confirmed by the Senate on May 25th, and received commission.