Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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.

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.

Her grandson is actor Paul Sperra and her nephew is screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman, both of whom worked on the film On the Basis of Sex (2018), about Justice Ginsburg.

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 –

Justice Ginsburg’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

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