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To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work, this line has been very well proved by Sonia Sotomayor who is an American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Moreover, she is best known for being the first Hispanic and Latina member of the Court.
In fact, she has also been nominated by several former presidents including President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and President George H. W. Bush.
Recently, Sonia came into the limelight in January 2021 when she swore in Kamala Harris as the Vice President of the United States, marking her the first woman and the first Black person to be in the position of US.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 25 June 1954, this renowned personality has turned 67 years old in the year 2021. This lady has a good height of 168 in Centimeters and 5’6” in Feet & Inches. Her brown eyes and shiny black hair enhance her beauty.
She seems fit with a weight of 75 in kilograms and 165 lbs in pounds. In fact, she is very conscious about her physique and maintains herself as fit as fiddle with the perfect figure measurements.
Working as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia has quite good earnings from her profession. Having started her career in the late 1970s initially as an assistant district attorney in New York, she has managed to become one of the influential women and prominent figures in the political history of the US. According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $8 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born in New York City, United States, Sonia belongs to the Puerto-Rican ethnicity. She was born as the eldest child to her parents named Celina Baez(mother) and Juan Sotomayor(father). Her mother, Celina worked as a telephone operator and then a practical nurse (during World War II) while her father, Juan worked as a tool and die, worker, as he had a third-grade education.
Moreover, she grew up in Puerto Rican communities in the South Bronx and East Bronx with her younger brother, Juan Sotomayor, who later became a physician and university professor. When Sonia was just 9 years old, her father died at age of 42 due to heart problems. After that, Sotomayor and her brother were solely raised by their mother.
Talking about her education, Sonia enrolled at Blessed Sacrament School in Soundview, during the time she even worked at a local retail store and a hospital. Later, she attended the Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx where she was elected to the student government.
In fact, she graduated as a valedictorian in the year 1972 after which she earned a full scholarship to attend Princeton University. In the year 1976, she finally graduated summa cum laude from the University.
Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1979. In the same year, she was also hired out of law school as an assistant district attorney under New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
|Nick Name||The Wise Latina|
|Birth Place||New York City, New York, United States|
|Date of birth||June 25, 1954|
|Age||67 years old (as of 2021)|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’6”
In centimeters: 168 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 75 kg
In pounds: 165 lbs
|School||Blessed Sacrament School
Cardinal Spellman High School
|Home town||New York City, New York, United States|
|Fathers name||Juan Sotomayor|
|Mothers name||Celina Baez
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards her career, Sonia took the first step towards her career initially working as an assistant district attorney in New York for four and a half years. Later, she entered private practice, joining the commercial litigation practice group of Pavia & Harcourt in Manhattan as an associate again in the year 1984.
Other than this, Sonia was appointed to the board of the State of New York Mortgage Agency (1987-1992) and also as one of the founding members of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, where she worked four years from 1988.
Furthermore, Sotomayor served as a member of the board of directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund for 12 years starting from 1980 to 1992. Later, she worked on the board of the Maternity Center Association from 1985 till 1986.
In addition to, this versatile personality, Sonia was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the year 1997. However, her nomination was slowed by the Republican majority in the United States Senate but later was confirmed in 1998.
Apart from that, she presented the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture in October 2001 at UC Berkeley School of Law titled “A Latina Judge’s Voice”. Besides this, she was on a three-judge panel in Doninger v. Niehoff and also a crucial part of the three-judge Second Circuit panel in Maloney v. Cuomo in the year 2008.
Additionally, President Barack Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court, which she won with a vote of 68-31 in May 2009. Sonia has worked hard on every case or landmark she is subjected to including; Utah v. Strieff, Schuette v. BAMN, and Trump v. Hawaii.
She has also inaugurated the 60-second countdown on December 31, 2013, at the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop, being the first United States Supreme Court justice to perform such events.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As for her relationship status, Sonia has been married just once to date. She tied the sacred knot of marriage with her high-school lover, Kevin Edward Noonan on August 14, 1976, just after graduating from Princeton University. However, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end in 1983.
In fact, she had even used the married name “Sonia Sotomayor de Noonan”. Furthermore, in the year 1997, after almost 14 years of her divorce, she got engaged to New York construction contractor Peter White. But their relationship also ended by 2000.
|Boyfriend||Kevin Edward Noonan,
|Husband||Kevin Edward Noonan (1976-1983)
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Some Interesting Facts About Sonia Sotomayor
- She is the first Latina and Hispanic member of the Court.
- Sonia has received honorary law degrees from 12 universities.
- She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame
- From 1998 to 2007, she was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.
- Her Zodiac sign is Cancer.
- At the age of seven, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for which she even had started taking daily insulin injections.
- Sotomayor received the Katharine Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr College in May 2015.
- In the year 1991, she was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by President George H. W. Bush.
- In the year 2013, her memoir titled “My Beloved World” was released.