Rose Bird

Rose Bird

Born: November 2, 1936

Died: December 4, 1999

Nationality: American

Occupation: Judge

Biography: Rose Elizabeth Bird served for 10 years as the 25th Chief Justice of California. She was the first female Justice, and first female Chief Justice, on that court, appointed by then Governor Jerry Brown. In the November 1986 state election she also became the only Chief Justice in California history to be removed from office by the voters.