Sonia Sotomayor (25 Jun 1954 – Present)

Sonia Sotomayor is noteworthy as the first Hispanic-American to serve on the nation’s highest court as Supreme Court Justice of the United States (not to mention she’s only the third female). Born in New York City (the Bronx) into a Puerto Rican family, Sotomayor would graduate first from Princeton University and then from Yale Law School. The first President George H.W. Bush nominated Sonia to the U.S. District Court, and then President Bill Clinton nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 2009, President Barack Obama made history when he nominated Sonia Sotomayor as America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Not too shabby for a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx.

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