|Shirley Mount Hufstedler|
|1st United States Secretary of Education|
November 30, 1979 – January 20, 1981
|Succeeded by||Terrel Bell|
|Born||August 24, 1925
|Alma mater||University of New Mexico
Stanford Law School
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.