Alfred Egidio Modarelli

November 27, 1898 – September 22, 1957

Judicial Tenure- 1951-1957



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.