Elena Kagan is Born

Kagan was born in New York City, the middle of three children, on the city's Upper West Side.

Her mother, Gloria Gittelman Kagan, taught fifth and sixth grade at Hunter College Elementary School, and her father, Robert Kagan, was an attorney.Kagan's two brothers are public school teachers, as their mother had been before them.

Born April 28, 1960, Kagan, a New York native, grew up in a Jewish family on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Elena Kagan was born in New York City, NY on April 28, 1960 to parents Gloria Gittelman Kagan and Robert Kagan, whose own parents were Jewish immigrants. Both her parents have both passed away. Robert Kagan died in 1994 and her mother, Gloria, died in 2008.

Ms. Kagan's mother was a public school teacher (at one point she was a teacher at Hunter College) and her father was an attorney.

Ms. Kagan is the middle child of three children born to Gloria and Robert Kagan. She has one older brother and a younger brother; both are public school teachers.