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|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States
January 31, 2006
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Sandra Day O'Connor|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit|
April 30, 1990 – January 31, 2006
|Nominated by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||John Joseph Gibbons|
|Succeeded by||Joseph A. Greenaway Jr.|
|United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey|
December 28, 1987 – April 30, 1990
George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Thomas Greelish|
|Succeeded by||Michael Chertoff|
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.
April 1, 1950
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Martha-Ann Bomgardner (m. 1985)
|Education||Princeton University (BA)
Yale University (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972–1980|
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. (born April 1, 1950) is a judge on the Supreme Court of the United States. His position is that of Associate Justice. He is a Roman Catholic. He was born to Italian American parents. He served in the U.S. Army reserves years before joining the Supreme Court. Alito often favors a Republican view of the law. The vote by the U.S. Senate to make Alito a judge was one of the closest in U.S. History, because many Democrats did not want five Republicans on the court. Alito is from Trenton, New Jersey.
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