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ⓘ Shirley Hufstedler. Shirley Mount Hufstedler was United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter. She was born in Denver, Colorado. In 1966, s ..




Shirley Hufstedler
                                     

ⓘ Shirley Hufstedler

Shirley Mount Hufstedler was United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter. She was born in Denver, Colorado.

In 1966, she was appointed Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal. President Lyndon Johnson appointed her Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1968. She served for eleven years before President Jimmy Carter appointed her U.S. Secretary of Education.

Hufstedler was considered to be a candidate for the Supreme Court if a vacancy had occurred under a Jimmy Carter Presidency.

On March 30, 2016, Hufstedler died in Glendale, California from cerebrovascular disease at the age of 90.