Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. In June 2016, Sotomayor made headlines when she wrote a scathing dissent for Utah v. Edward Joseph Strieff, Jr., a case involving civil liberties in regards to preventing unlawful search and seizures protected by the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment. Read Sonia Sotomayor Biography and Profile.
Catherine Marie Cortez Masto, born 29 March 1964 and raised in Las Vegas. She has spent her career fighting for Nevada’s working families. She became the first woman from Nevada and the first Latina ever elected to the United States Senate. To help middle-class families recover from the housing crisis, Cortez Masto created the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to investigate and prosecute lending scams. Read Catherine Marie Cortez Masto Biography and Profile.
Cilia Flores was born on 15 October 1956, a Venezuelan lawyer and politician. Flores came from humble beginnings. She is married to the Venezuelan President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro. After Chavez was arrested following an attempted coup d’état in 1992, it was Flores who helped to secure his release from prison in 1994. Read Cilia Adela Gavidia Flores de Maduro biography and profile.
Shaun Abrahams, South African lawyer and the former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) at the National Prosecuting Authority. He was born in the Western Cape but Abrahams considers himself “a Zulu boy” because he spent so much of his childhood in KwaZulu-Natal, he told City Press soon after his appointment. Eager, hard-working, ambitious – that’s how Shaun Abrahams’ former colleagues described him soon after the advocate was appointed head of the NPA. Read Shaun Kevin Abrahams Biography and Profile.
Anne McLellan was born on 31 August 1950. She served four terms as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre from 1993-2006. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Honourable Anne McLellan will serve as a Special Advisor to examine these questions and provide independent recommendations to the Prime Minister by June 30, 2019. Read Anne McLellan Biography and Profile.
Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Representative, U.S. President, Lawyer, the son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. He was married to Mary Todd. Read Abraham Lincoln Biography and Profile.
Geoffrey Cox was born on 30 April 1960, and brought up in the West Country, is the son of a soldier (his father was schooled in Tavistock) and his family have been Devonians for generations. Political interests: Agriculture, education, defence, legal and constitutional issues. Read Geoffrey Cox Biography and Profile.
Elliott Abrams, born 24 January 1948, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Elliott Abrams, a former U.S. diplomat who was convicted in the Iran-Contra scandal, was appointed as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s new special envoy for Venezuela. Read Elliott Abrams Biography and Profile.
Perez de Cuellar was born in Lima, Peru, on 19 January 1920. He is a lawyer and a career diplomat, now retired. Javier Perez de Cuellar assumed office as Secretary-General of the United Nations on 1 January 1982. In October 1987, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for the promotion of Ibero-American co-operation. Read Javier Perez de Cuellar Biography.