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Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Nominated: October 31, 2005 by George W. Bush
Confirmed: January 31, 2006 by a vote of 58 to 42

Judicial Oath: January 31, 2006

Born: April 1, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey

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

Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1976-1977 Assistant U.S. attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977-1981 Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1981-1985 Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1985-1987 U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1987-1990, Judge on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1990 to 2006.

This brief bio is that provided by the Federal Judicial Center, October 3, 2006.

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