Ruth Bader Ginsburg Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quick Info
Height 5 ft 0½ in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth March 15, 1933
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Blue

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American jurist who started working as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1993 as she was nominated by President Bill Clinton and remained in office until her death in 2020. A revolutionary icon, she was the 2nd woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers in 2009 and the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture in 2019.

Born Name

Joan Ruth Bader

Nick Names

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Notorious R.B.G. (a reference to the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.), Kiki

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the 2016 official portrait
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the 2016 official portrait (Supreme Court of the United States / United States Federal Government / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on March 15, 1933.

Died

On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87 in Washington, D.C., United States.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Beth Moses Hospital, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Residence

She resided in Washington, D.C., United States.

Nationality

American

Education

Ruth Bader Ginsburg studied at James Madison High School and then got enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. On June 23, 1954, she graduated from university with a bachelor of arts degree in government while being the highest-ranking female student in her graduating class.

She then attended Harvard Law School before transferring to Columbia Law School and became the first woman to be on two major law reviews: the Harvard Law Review and Columbia Law Review.

Occupation

Jurist

Family

  • Father – Nathan Bader
  • Mother – Celia (née Amster)
  • Siblings – Marylin (Older Sister) (Died of meningitis when she was 6 years old)

Build

Slim

Ruth Bader Ginsburg pictured while officially accepting the nomination from President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993
Ruth Bader Ginsburg pictured while officially accepting the nomination from President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration / United States Government / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 0½ in or 153.5 cm

Weight

50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ruth Bader Ginsburg had dated –

  1. Martin D. Ginsburg (1954-2010) – After meeting Martin D. Ginsburg at Cornell University when she was 17, the duo got married in 1954, a month after her graduation from Cornell. They were blessed with 2 children – a daughter Jane C. Ginsburg (b. July 21, 1955), a professor at Columbia Law School, and a son James Steven Ginsburg (b. September 8, 1965), the founder and president of Cedille Records. Ruth and Martin stayed married until his death in 2010.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short stature
  • Fiery dissents

Religion

She was a non-observant Jew.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Right) receiving the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award from Lynda Johnson Robb (Left) and Luci Baines Johnson at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in January 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Right) receiving the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award from Lynda Johnson Robb (Left) and Luci Baines Johnson at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in January 2020 (Jay Godwin / Flickr / Public Domain)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Favorite Things

  • Jabot – A jabot woven with white beads that she got from Cape Town, South Africa

SourceWikipedia

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Facts

  1. She wrote opinions on several major cases including the United States v. Virginia (1996), Olmstead v. L.C. (1999), and Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (2000).
  2. She advocated gender equality and women’s rights.
  3. Some days before her death, she stated in a statement through her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
  4. A popular pop-culture icon, a photo of Ginsburg is seen in Deadpool 2 as Deadpool considers her for his X-Force, a team of superheroes. Also, a limited-edition beer called When There Are Nine, referring to Ginsburg’s well-known reply to the question about when there would be enough women on the Supreme Court, was released in 2019 by Samuel Adams.

Featured Image by Supreme Court of the United States / United States Federal Government / Public Domain

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