Marty Ginsburg is best known as the one and only husband of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late Supreme Court justice, who reportedly died on September 18 from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
Ginsburg, who was an American lawyer who specialized in tax law, married the late American lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before starting law school at Harvard.
Marty Ginsburg, also known as Martin D. Ginsburg, died from cancer on June 27, 2010, according to Wikipedia.
Marty Ginsburg Dating History With Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Bader attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi.
She met Martin at the age of 17 while living at Cornell. She got married to Ginsburg a month, on June 23, after her graduation from Cornell in 1954. She and Martin moved Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he was stationed as a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps officer in the Army Reserve after his call-up to active duty.
About the date, Ruth Bader Ginsburg later said that her husband was the only man she had dated.
As for Martin Ginsburg, he reportedly later said that his wife was a “superior brain”.
The Ginsburgs, married for 56 years, were survived by two children, Jane Carol (born 1955), and James Steven (born 1965), and four grandchildren.
What Marty Ginsburg has to say about his family
In an opinion piece on life advice written for The New York Times in 2016, Ginsburg wrote: “I have had more than a little luck in life, but nothing equals my marriage to Martin D. Ginsburg in magnitude. I don’t have the right words to describe my super smart, exuberant, and loving wife”.
Ginsburg went on to talk about her husband’s cooking acumen, his support as a father, and his role as “the first reader” of everything he wrote. Ginsburg added: “He was by my side constantly, in and out of the hospital, through two long bouts of cancer”.
Martin Ginsburg had the same words of love to say about his wife. Before his death, “he wrote to his wife that (parents and children aside),” you are the only person I have ever loved in my life. … I have admired and loved you almost since the day we met at Cornell some 56 years ago”, NPR reported in July 2010.
“We spent almost two whole years away from school, away from professional pressures and away from family members, to learn from each other and start building a life”, he said.
Martin Ginsburg also learned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s appalling culinary skills during her time in Oklahoma. According to NPR, she said: “I learned very early in our marriage that Ruth was a pretty terrible cook and, for lack of interest, was unlikely to improve. Out of self-preservation, I decided it was better if she learned to cook”.
In the weeks leading up to Martin Ginsburg’s death, he reportedly told a friend, “I think the most important thing I’ve done is let Ruth do what she’s done”, NPR reported.
According to NPR, it was a tax case that Martin Ginsburg brought to the attention of his wife that first set their passion for gender equality in motion, and when they won this case, it was ultimately brought to the SC.
It was these statutes, in particular, Ginsburg recalled, “that my wife then litigated to repeal over the next decade.”
NPR also reported that Ginsburg was constantly promoting his wife’s legal skills and that some Clinton administration officials claimed it was her “tireless and resourceful lobbying behind the scenes that brought Ruth Ginsburg’s name to the mix of potential Court candidates Supreme in 1993 “.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg also believed that her husband’s active support was a great contributor to the success of her legal career. For the New York Times, she wrote: “I am not betraying any secrets by reporting that without her I would not have won a Supreme Court seat”.