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O'Connor leaves great legacy
To the editor:
After being rejected a number of times by law firms because of her gender, sometimes in an unfriendly manner, Sandra Day O'Connor made it to the top, becoming the first female associate justice of the Supreme Court.
Determined, knowledgeable and spunky, she proved to never underestimate the power of a woman. She could have shown her superiority, but O'Connor is not of that nature.
President Reagan showed good judgment in his appointment of O'Connor some years ago. A native of Arizona, her interests were many, with the practice of law being most desired.
President Bush praised O'Connor as most dependable and wise. A senator from Texas described her as being a wonderful role model for girls and also praised here knowledge of history.
O'Connor's influence on the nation's highest court has been so great that it has often been referred to as the "O'Connor court."
She was independent, fair and liked doing things her way, which made her the trustworthy, respected and beloved person she is today.
Possibly the wisest and noblest decision made by O'Connor was to retire and be with her husband, who is ill. Awards are great for those who show love for the afflicted. I am sure hers will be in abundance.
PAULA E. KEMPE, Cape Girardeau