Alfred Egidio Modarelli

Alfred Egidio Modarelli

Title: District Court
Appointed by: Harry S. Truman
Judicial Tenure: 1951 - 1957
Born: November 27, 1898
Birth Place: Union City, NJ
Died: September 22, 1957

Born in Union City, New Jersey, Modarelli received an A.B. from Columbia University in 1920, a A.M. from Columbia University in 1922, and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1922. He was in private practice in Union City from 1922 to 1948. He was a judge on the Municipal Court of Union City from 1925 to 1934, an assistant prosecutor for Hudson County, New Jersey from 1934 to 1944, and a special assistant corporation counsel for Union City from 1944 to 1948. From 1948 to 1951, he served as a U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

On November 29, 1950, Modarelli was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 63 Stat. 493. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 2, 1951, and received his commission the following day, serving thereafter until his death.

Professional Career

  • Private practice, Union City, New Jersey, 1922-1948
  • Judge, Union City [New Jersey] Municipal Court, 1925-1934
  • Assistant prosecutor, Hudson County, New Jersey, 1934-1944
  • Special assistant corporation counsel, Union City, New Jersey, 1944-1948
  • U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, 1948-1951


  • Columbia University, A.B., 1920
  • Columbia University, A.M., 1922
  • Columbia Law School, LL.M., 1922

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