Sandra Day O'Connor

Born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, Sandra Day O'Connor went on to become the first female justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1981. Long before she would weigh in on some of the nation's most pressing cases, she spent part of her childhood on her family's Arizona ranch. O'Connor was adept at riding and assisted with some of ranch duties. She later wrote about her rough and tumble childhood in her memoir, "Lazy B: Growing Up a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest," published in 2003. [+]