United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
Justice Alito—Supreme Court Virtual Tour
Ask anyone you know—we’ve all been on a guided tour, but how many have had the experience of a guided tour hosted by a Supreme Court justice? Get ready for the first-ever virtual tour of the U.S. Supreme Court with Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. On Friday, Aug. 10, conference attendees will experience the narrated visual experience with facts, photos and history as told by Justice Alito.
Biography of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Samuel A. Alito Jr. was nominated as an associate justice of the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush and was sworn in on Jan. 31, 2006. He previously served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, having been appointed by President George Bush in 1990.
Justice Alito received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1972 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975.
He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. From 1977 to 1981, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in Newark, N.J. From 1981 to 1985, he was an assistant to the solicitor general of the United States, and in that capacity he briefed and argued numerous cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1985 to 1987, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which is responsible for providing legal advice to the Justice Department and other components of the executive branch. In 1987, Justice Alito was appointed by President Reagan as the U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey. He held this office until his appointment to the 3rd Circuit.
Justice Alito was born in Trenton, N.J., April 1, 1950. He married Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985 and has two children—Philip and Laura.