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Career

United States Supreme Court
2006–present
Associate Justice Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial Circuit
19902006
Judge Newark, New Jersey USA
Office of the United States Attorney
19871990
United States Attorney District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey USA
19771981
Assistant United States Attorney District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey USA
United States Department of Justice
19851987
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Counsel, Washington, District of Columbia USA
19811985
Assistant to the Solicitor General Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, Washington, District of Columbia USA

Professional memberships

The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey West Allenhurst, New Jersey USA
American Judicature Society Nashville, Tennessee USA
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Washington, District of Columbia USA

Professional affiliations

Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Washington, District of Columbia USA
American Bar Foundation Chicago, Illinois USA Life Fellow
American Law Institute Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Accomplishments of note

Adjunct Professor (1999-2004) Seton Hall University School of Law / Newark, New Jersey USA Taught courses in constitutional law and an original course on terrorism and civil liberties  
Visiting Professor (2011-2012) Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina USA Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation (2011); Master of Laws course in the Judicial Studies program (2012)

Professional honors and awards

2007
Knight Grand Cross, Order of Merit President Giorgio Napolitano, Republic of Italy

Community

Community honors and awards

2006
Saint Thomas More Medal St. Thomas More Society, Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey USA For contributions to family, church and society
1995
Saint Thomas More Medal Seton Hall University Law School In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of law

Military service

19721980
United States Army Reserve Captain
Nationality
American
Denomination
Roman Catholic

Education

University
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Artium Baccalaureus Studied in Italy in senior year; wrote thesis on the Italian legal system; led a student conference on the "Boundaries of Privacy in American Society" that advocated broad application of the Bill of Rights and opposed domestic spying.
Secondary school
Steinert High School Hamilton Township, New Jersey USA
Clerkship
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial Circuit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 19761977 Law Clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth
Law School
Yale Law School, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA Juris Doctor Law Editor, Yale Law Journal
Native language
English
Certificate/License
Admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey
Issued by
Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey 1975
Certificate/License
Admitted to the bar of the State of New York
Issued by
Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court 1970

Honorary Degrees

2007
Seton Hall University School of Law Newark, New Jersey USA Doctor of Laws
2007
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden Sydney, Virginia USA Doctor of Laws

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
April 1, 1950
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Trenton, New Jersey USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1985–present
 Martha-Ann (Bomgardner) Alito 2 children Philip Samuel Alito (1986) Laura Claire Alito (1988)

Parents

Father
 Samuel Anthony Alito, Sr.
Mother
Rose (Fradusco) Alito

Ancestry

Italian-American