Sarah Weddington

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Sarah Weddington
Sarah Weddington at March for Women's Lives 2004.JPG
Weddington in 2004
White House Director of Political Affairs
In office
August 10, 1979 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byTimothy Kraft
Succeeded byLyn Nofziger
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 37-B district
In office
January 1977 – January 20, 1977
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMary Jane Bode
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 37-2 district
In office
January 1973 – January 1977
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Sarah Ragle

(1945-02-05)February 5, 1945
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
DiedDecember 26, 2021(2021-12-26) (aged 76)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Ron Weddington
(m. 1968; div. 1974)
EducationMcMurry University (BA)
University of Texas, Austin (JD)

Sarah Ragle Weddington (February 5, 1945 – December 26, 2021) was an American attorney, law professor and politician. She was a member of the Texas House of Representatives between 1973 until 1977. She was best known for representing "Jane Roe" (real name Norma McCorvey) in the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the United States Supreme Court.[1][2] She also was the White House Director of Political Affairs between 1979 until 1981 during the Jimmy Carter presidency.

Weddington died on December 26, 2021 at her home in Austin, Texas from a long-illness at the age of 76.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gottheimer, Josh (August 4, 2004). Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches. Basic Civitas Books. pp. 362–. ISBN 9780465027538. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  2. McBride, Dorothy E. (2008). Abortion in the United States: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. pp. 159–. ISBN 9781598840988. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  3. "Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76". ABC News. Retrieved 2021-12-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)