In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing at the age of 87 late last week, President Donald Trump has said he would appoint a woman as Ginsburg’s replacement.
If that proves to be true, it would be the fifth woman ever to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court.
Here’s a closer look at the other four women who have served on the high court.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Year appointed: 1981
Appointed by: President Ronald Reagan
Years served: 1981-2006
Overview: O’Connor made history by becoming the first woman ever to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court when she was nominated by Reagan to replace the retiring Potter Stewart. Her hearing on the Senate floor was the first-ever confirmation for a Supreme Court justice that was televised. In 2009, she was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. O’Connor turned 90 earlier this year.