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Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Nominee: Who Is She?

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/09/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination marks the culmination of an illustrious career in both academia and government. Before serving as the Solicitor General of the United States in her current capacity, Kagan held a number of high-profile positions, most notably, within the Clinton Administration and subsequently as Dean of Harvard Law School.

The timeline below captures a number of the highlights and turning points of that career:

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Born in Manhattan, New York City to Gloria and Robert Kagan. Her mother was a teacher at Hunter College Elementary School, her father was a lawyer. The family lived in an apartment in the Upper West Side. Both of her parents are deceased, but Kagan has two brothers -- Marc and Irving -- who are both social studies teachers in New York. Kagan was raised Jewish.
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