|Shirley Mount Hufstedler|
|1st United States Secretary of Education|
November 30, 1979 – January 20, 1981
|Succeeded by||Terrel Bell|
August 24, 1925|
|Died||March 30, 2016
|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.
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- 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.
- Bloomberg Shirley Hufstedler, first US Education Secretary dies at 90
- "Shirley Hufstedler, Pioneering Judge and First Cabinet-Level Education Secretary, Is Dead at 90". The New York Times.com. March 31, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/us/shirley-hufstedler-pioneering-judge-and-first-cabinet-level-education-secretary-is-dead-at-90.html?_r=0. Retrieved April 1, 2016.