Shirley Hufstedler

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Shirley Mount Hufstedler
1st United States Secretary of Education
In office
November 30, 1979 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Terrel Bell
Personal details
Born August 24, 1925 (1925-08-24) (age 88)
Denver, Colorado
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Stanford Law School

Shirley Mount Hufstedler (born August 24, 1925 in Denver, Colorado) was United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter.

In 1966, she was appointed Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal. President Lyndon Johnson appointed her Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1968. She served for eleven years before President Jimmy Carter appointed her U.S. Secretary of Education.

Hufstedler was considered to be a candidate for the Supreme Court if a vacancy had occurred under a Jimmy Carter Presidency.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Biskupic, Joan (2005). Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice. Ecco Press. pp. 71. ISBN 978-0-06-059018-5.