Sandra Day O'Connor Describes Childhood In A Border Town

Mar 25, 2013

PHOENIX — Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor grew up in a rural Arizona town on a working ranch. Before her judicial career, she spent her childhood riding horses and raising cattle.

She and her eldest son, Scott O'Connor, came to StoryCorps Phoenix to talk about Sandra's early life. She was sent to El Paso to attend school and live with her Spanish-speaking grandmother.

The StoryCorps team is at the Phoenix Art Museum to interview people as part of its cross-country 2013 MobileBooth tour.

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