Born: 1947, Passaic, N.J.

Federal Judicial Service: Nominated by George W. Bush Jan. 23, 2002, to seat vacated by John C. Lifland; confirmed by Senate Nov. 14, 2002; received commission Nov. 19, 2002.

Education: Villanova Univ., B.A., 1968; Rutgers Univ. Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. Joseph P. Hanrahan, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1972-73; asst. prosecutor, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, 1973-74; asst. U.S. attorney, D.N.J., 1974-77; private practice, New Jersey, 1977-94; councilman, City of Clifton, 1990-94; freeholder, Passaic County, 1993-95; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1995-97; private practice, Newark, 1997-2002; commissioner, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1999-2002

Race or Ethnicity: White