In Trenton, New Jersey, Samuel A. Alito Jr. was born in April 1950.
Justice Alito graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree before enrolling at Yale Law School, where he worked as an editor for the Yale Law Journal.
When was Samuel Alito appointed to the Supreme Court?
He served as a law clerk for Judge Leonard Garth of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Justice Alito worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the appellate section from 1977 to 1980, during which time he presented cases to the Third Circuit, to which he would subsequently be assigned.
He worked as the Solicitor General’s Assistant from 1981 to 1985.
Who appointed Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court?
Alito was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990, and the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed him by voice vote.
Justice Alito has written hundreds of opinions and taken part in thousands of appeals.
Justice Alito has taken part in a number of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Federalist Society, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New Jersey Federal Bar Association (member of advisory board).
He wed Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985, and the two of them have two kids.