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President Antonin G. Scalia
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Order: 41st President of the United States
President from: January 20 1989-January 20, 1997
Vice President: George H W Bush
Preceded by: Ronald Wilson Reagan
Succeeded by: George H W Bush
Born: March 11,1936, Trenton New Jersey
Political Party: Republican
Spouse: Maureen Scalia

1967

Antonin Scalia, who has now worked for the law firm of Jones, Day, Cockley, and Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio for six years, turns down the law professor position for the University of Virginia. Because of the influence of a professor he had at college (a course he almost didn't take) he mulls over running for Congress in his hometown of Queens instead.

1968

Scalia, with the backing of New York Mayor John Lindsay, easily wins election to the 3rd district.

1969

During his first year in Congress, Scalia establishes a reputation as a conservative and constitutionalist.

1970

Scalia wins re-election to the 3rd District by a comfortable margin.

1971

Scalia, angered by liberals in the U.S. Senate blocking President Nixon's conservative judicial nominees after rubber stamping Johnson's and Kennedy's, proposes the Judicial Act which would require the Senate to vote on all judicial nominees within 60 days of their nomination. Although the act is passed in the House, it narrowly fails in the Senate. In spite of this, Scalia becomes known as a judicial crusader.

1972

Congressman Scalia is overwhelmingly re-elected from the his Queens district to the U.S. House.

1973

Scalia proposes that all judicial nominees receive a vote in the Senate within 100 days of their nominations. This time it passes both houses and is signed into law by President Nixon on January 29, 1973. Late in the year Scalia begins preparations for a Senate run in 1974.

1974

Scalia narrowly defeats Senator Jacob Javits in the Republican senatorial primary largely because of Conservative Party voters voting for Scalia in the primary. Scalia wins the general election by 5,500 votes.

1975

After Scalia's push hard for it, the Judiciary Act of 1975 becomes law on February 29. The act mandates that all Judiciary nominees must be voted on within 60 days of their nominations.

1976

Scalia is considered a leading contender for the vice-presidential nomination, but Bob Dole is chosen instead.

1980

After considering running for President, Scalia wins re-election by a wide margin.

1981

After President Reagan offers Scalia the Attorney General, but Scalia declines because he is planning to run for Governor of New York.

1982

Scalia is elected Governor of New York over Democrat Lieutenant Governor Mario Cuomo. Scalia appoints Jack Kemp to succeed him in the Senate.

1986

President Reagan appoints Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, and after a hard confirmation Bork wins conformation. Governor Scalia is re-elected in a landslide and begins planning a run for the presidency in 1988.

1987

President Reagan nominates David Ginsburg to the Supreme Court and in spite of allegations of drug use, Ginsburg wins confirmation by a vote of 51-48. 1988

Governor Scalia wins the Republican nomination over Vice President George Bush shortly after Super Tuesday. Scalia chooses Bush as his running mate. That November, Scalia wins 57% of the vote against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.

1989

Antonin Scalia is sworn in as President in January.

February, 1989

Scalia feels that he has been given a mandate to be a strict conservative when at all possible and he signs an executive order that states that all prospective parents under the age of 21 will be required to take parenting classes.

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