Clarence Thomas (1991-present)
Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bush. A native of Savannah, GA (b. 1948), he attended Holy Cross College and Yale Law School.
Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, he was an assistant attorney general, Jefferson City, Missouri, and a corporate attorney for Monsanto. He was Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
He was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit Nominated by President Bush on October 30, 1989 (seat vacated by Robert H. Bork). He was nominated to the Supreme Court on July 8, 1991 (seat vacated by Thurgood Marshall).
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993-present)
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton. A native of Brooklyn, NY (b. 1933), she attended Harvard Law School, Cornell University, and Columbia Law School.
Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, she was a professor at Rutgers Law School and at Columbia Law School; she was a Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA. She was also counsel to the ACLU Women's Rights Project and the American Civil Liberties Union.
She was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit Nominated by President Carter on April 14, 1980 (seat vacated by Harold Leventhal). She was nominated to the Supreme Court on June 22, 1993 (seat vacated by Byron R. White).
Stephen Gerald Breyer (1994-present)
Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton. A native of San Francisco, CA (b. 1938), attended Stanford University, Oxford University, and Harvard School of Law. He was in the U.S. Army, 1957.
Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, he was a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg. He was a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. He was an assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force and Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
He was nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter on November 13, 1980 (new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629). He was nominated to the Supreme Court on May 17, 1994 (seat vacated by Harry A. Blackmun).
Samuel A. Alito, Jr. (2006-present)
Alito was appointed to the Supreme Court by George W. Bush. A native of Trenton, NJ (b. 1950), he attended Princeton University and Yale Law School.
Prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, he served on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was appointed to this position in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush.
Prior to his judicial appointmnet, his career has been as a federal prosecutor and as a staffer in the Department of Justice. He was the US Attorney for the District of NJ from 1987-1990.
Bush nominated him on 10 November 2005 (seat vacated by Sandra Day O'Connor). The Senate confirmed the nomination on 31 January 2006.
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