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First female politician,attorney to serve as solicitor general of the United States of America.
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After fellow Harvard alumnus Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he selected Kagan for the role of solicitor general. In January 2009, Kagan received her endorsement from the previous solicitor generals, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 19, 2009. With her confirmation, she became the first female to serve as solicitor general of the United States.
Kagan was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court bench after his retirement. If confirmed, Kagan would become the fourth woman to sit on the high court. Kagan, 50, would also be the youngest member of the current court, as well as the only justice on the bench who has no previous judicial experience. In addition, her approval would put three female justices on the country's highest court for the first time in U.S. history.
Little is known of Kagan's personal life; according to reports, she has never been married and has no children. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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