History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Alito, Samuel A. Jr.
Born 1950 in Trenton, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Gibbons. Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1990, and received commission on April 30, 1990. Service terminated on January 31, 2006, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by George W. Bush on November 10, 2005, to a seat vacated by Sandra Day O`Connor. Confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 2006, and received commission on January 31, 2006.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Eighth Circuit, February 1, 2006-present
Third Circuit, June 30, 2009-present

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1972
Yale Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1976-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-1985
Deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985-1987
U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1987-1990

 

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