Sandra Day O'Connor Describes Childhood In A Border Town

By Tracy Greer
March 25, 2013

Photo courtesy of StoryCorps
Sandra Day O'Connor and her son, Scott O'Connor.

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.