Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, lived in Chevy Chase during her time as a Justice.
O’Connor and her husband first bought their Chevy Chase home on Oxford Street in 1992. By then, O’Connor had served on the Court for 11 years. Nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, she received a unanimous Senate approval, making her the first woman associate Supreme Court Justice.
Considered a moderate conservative, her vote on the Court is cited in many key cases, including upholding Roe v. Wade (1973) during the trial Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). O’Connor was also the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore.
The O’Connors sold their home in 2005 and moved to Washington D.C. O’Connor stepped down from her position in 2006.