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Robert J. Del Tufo
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  Robert J. Del Tufo was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 18, 1933. He graduated from the Newark Academy and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1955 from Princeton University. He received his law degree in 1958 from Yale University School of Law. From 1958 to 1960, he served as legal secretary to Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub of the state Supreme Court. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1959. He practiced law in Morristown from 1960 through 1974, and was with a Newark law firm from 1980 to 1986.
  He served as an assistant prosecutor in Morris County from 1963 to 1965 and as first assistant prosecutor there from 1965 to 1967. Del Tufo, who formerly held the position of U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, was sworn in as Attorney General on January 16, 1990, the day of Governor James Florio’s Inauguration.
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