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Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan Official SCOTUS Portrait (2013).jpg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Assumed office
August 7, 2010
Nominated byBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn Paul Stevens
45th Solicitor General of the United States
In office
March 19, 2009 – May 17, 2010[1]
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyNeal Katyal
Preceded byEdwin Kneedler (Acting)
Succeeded byNeal Katyal (Acting)
11th Dean of Harvard Law School
In office
July 1, 2003 – March 19, 2009
Preceded byRobert Clark
Succeeded byMartha Minow
Personal details
Born (1960-04-28) April 28, 1960 (age 61)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Alma materPrinceton University
Worcester College, Oxford
Harvard University

Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960)[2] is an American lawyer and judge. She is a United States Supreme Court Justice. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 2010. She is one of three women on the court. Kagan is the only Supreme Court Justice who had never been a judge before becoming a Justice. Before being a Justice, she was Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School. Kagan was born and raised in New York City[3] and is Jewish.[4]