Shirley Hufstedler

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Shirley Mount Hufstedler
Shirley Hufstedler, November 12, 2007.jpg
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 (1925-08-24)August 24, 1925
Denver, Colorado
Died March 30, 2016(2016-03-30) (aged 90)
Glendale, California
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Stanford Law School

Shirley Mount Hufstedler (August 24, 1925March 30, 2016) was United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter. She was born in Denver, Colorado.

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]

On March 30, 2016, Hufstedler died in Glendale, California from cerebrovascular disease at the age of 90.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Biskupic, Joan (2005). Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice. Ecco Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-06-059018-5. 
  2. Bloomberg Shirley Hufstedler, first US Education Secretary dies at 90
  3. "Shirley Hufstedler, Pioneering Judge and First Cabinet-Level Education Secretary, Is Dead at 90". The New York Times.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016.