Antonin Gregory Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice.
Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia has been described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the Court's conservative wing.
Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and attended public grade school and Catholic high school in New York City, where his family had moved.
He attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
After spending six years in a Cleveland law firm, he became a law school professor at the University of Virginia.
In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, first at minor administrative agencies, and then as an assistant attorney general.
He spent most of the Carter years teaching at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the first faculty advisers of the fledgling Federalist Society.