Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He married Maureen McCarthy and has nine children. 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, 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 Association’s 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, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice, was born in San Francisco, California, on August 15, 1938. He married Joanna Hare in 1967 and has three children. He received an A.B. in 1959 from Stanford University, a B.A. in 1961 from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. in 1964 from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 term, as Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust from 1965-1967, as Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1974-1975, and as Chief Counsel of the Committee from 1979-1980. He served as Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School from 1967-1994, as Professor at the Harvard College Kennedy School of Government from 1977-1980, and as Visiting Professor at the College of Law in Sydney, Australia, and the University of Rome. He also served as a Judge and Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1990-1994, and as a member of both the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1990-1994 and the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1985-1989. Nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by President Clinton, he assumed that office on August 3, 1994.
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