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Samuel Jacob Serata

Samuel Jacob Serata, American lawyer. Bar: New Jersey 1957, United States District Court New Jersey 1957, United States Supreme Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1976.

Background

  • Serata, Samuel Jacob was born on September 6, 1929 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Lewis and Gertrude C. Serata.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1957.

    Career

    • Private practice, Bridgeton, New Jersey, since 1958, since 1978. Partner Serata & Stanger, 1974—1978, Serata, Stanger & Seeley, Professional Corporation, 1978. Municipal court judge, Vineland, New Jersey, 1982—1985, Sea Isle City, New Jersey, 1983—1987, Galloway Township, 1986—1988.

      Intermcpl. court Weymouth Township, Corbin City and Estel Manor. Presiding judge municipal courts Vicinage I (Atlantic and Cape May) Counties, since 1986. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New Jersey 1957, United States District Court New Jersey 1957, United States Supreme Court 1966, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1976.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Bridgeton Young Men’s Christian Association, 1963—1982, Bridgeton Area United Way, 1962—1982, president, 1971—1972. Member of American Bar Association, County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Masons Club, Greenwich Yacht Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Meredith Ann McGonigle, December 7, 1951 (deceased January 4, 1978). Children: Geoffrey Peter, Christopher Lewis, Tamara Serata Madeiras, Sara Deborah Serata Sharkey.
    • father: Lewis Serata
    • mother: Gertrude C. Serata
    • spouse: Meredith Ann McGonigle
    • children: Geoffrey Peter Serata
    • Christopher Lewis Serata
    • Tamara Serata Madeiras Serata
    • Sara Deborah Serata Sharkey Serata
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    Born September 6, 1929
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