Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Birth Name: Joan Ruth Bader
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 15, 1933
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, since August 5, 1993. She was previously a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, from June 30, 1980 to August 9, 1993.
Her father, Nathan Bader, was a Russian Jewish emigrant, born in Podolsk. Her mother, Celia (Amster), was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents. She was married to taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg, until his death, with whom she has two children.
Justice Ginsburg’s paternal grandfather was Samuel “Sam” Bader (the son of Isaac Bader and Yetta Levy).
Justice Ginsburg’s paternal grandmother was Ida Milstein (the daughter of Moshe Milstein). Ida was born in Khmelnytskyi, Khmel’nyts’ka oblast.
Justice Ginsburg’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Amster/Auster (the son of Meyer Wolfe/Wolf Auster and Sara/Sura). Joseph was born in Burshtyn, Halyts’kyi district, Ukraine.
Justice Ginsburg’s maternal grandmother was Ruth/Rose/Rosie/Rachael Dick/Dix (the daughter of Samuel Dick and Cirla).
Sources: Genealogy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – https://www.geni.com
Justice Ginsburg’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Photo: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg official SCOTUS portrait” by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States – Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Oyez Project. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.