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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Assumed office
August 10, 1993
Nominated by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Byron White
Personal details
Ruth Joan Bader

March 15, 1933 (1933-03-15) (age 87)
Brooklyn, New York, US
Spouse(s) Martin D. Ginsburg (1955-2010, his death)
Children Jane Ginsburg (born 1955)
James Ginsburg (born 1965)
Alma mater Cornell University
Harvard Law School
Columbia University

Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) and the first Jewish[1] female justice.

Ginsburg had surgery for colon cancer in 1999 and for pancreatic cancer in 2009.[2]


  1. Ginsburg talks about Jewish heritage
  2. Ginsburg has surgery for pancreatic cancer