Antonin Scalia (born March 11, 1936) has been a US Supreme Court Associate
Justice since 1986. He is considered by many to be one of the more
conservative judges of the current court.
Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He married Maureen McCarthy and has
nine children – Ann Forrest, Eugene, John Francis, Catherine
Elisabeth, Mary Clare, Paul David, Matthew, Christopher James, and Margaret
Jane. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of
Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a
Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960-1961.
He was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1961-1967, a Professor of
Law at the University of Virginia from 1967-1971, and a Professor of Law at
the University of Chicago from 1977-1982, and a Visiting Professor of Law at
Georgetown University and Stanford University. He was chairman of the
American Bar Associations Section of Administrative Law, 1981-1982, and its
Conference of Section Chairmen, 1982-1983. He served the federal government
as General Counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from
1971-1972, Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States
from 1972-1974, and Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal
Counsel from 1974-1977.
He was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. President Reagan nominated him as an
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Scalia was
approved by the Senate in a vote of 98-0 and he took his seat on September