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Elena Kagan

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The 2016 Women’s History Month theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

Justice Elena Kagan (1960-present)

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Elena Kagan grew the second of three children in a middle class New York family. Her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father was a lawyer working mostly with tenant associations. As a child, she grew up placing a high value on education and with an early interest in the law. She attended an all-girls high school and later said, “It was a very cool thing to be a smart girl.” After earning her law degree, she clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, worked as a lawyer and taught at the University of Chicago Law School. She became the first female solicitor general of the United States and then was nominated and confirmed to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court after his retirement.

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