Born: 1947, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Federal Judicial Service: Nominated by George W. Bush Jan. 23, 2002, to seat vacated when Anne E. Thompson took senior status; confirmed by Senate Nov. 14, 2002, and received commission Dec. 4, 2002; U.S. Magistrate, District of New Jersey, 1987-2002

Education: Harpur College, State Univ. of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1968; St. John’s Univ. School of Law, J.D. (with honors), 1974

Professional Career: Assistant district attorney, Bronx County, N.Y., 1974-80; special attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, New Jersey Organized Crime Task Force, 1980-86 (deputy chief, 1984-86); assistant U.S. attorney, D.N.J., 1986-87

Race or Ethnicity: White