Ernie Preate Politician
Ernest D. Preate, Jr. (born November 22, 1940) is a former Pennsylvania Attorney General. As Attorney General, he successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case, Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey on behalf of Robert P. Casey then. governor of Pennsylvania. Preate also successfully argued another landmark case, Blystone v. Pennsylvania in the United Stares Supreme Court addressing the death penalty. Prior to serving as Attorney General, Preate was district attorney of Lackawanna County. He ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1994, but came in second for the Republican nomination behind then-congressman Tom Ridge, who won the general election. Ernest D. Preate, Jr. was born November 22, 1940 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Attorney & Mrs. Ernest D. Preate, Sr. Graduate of The Scranton Preparatory School – 1958, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S. Economics 1962, University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. 1965. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1969 as Infantry Platoon Commander. He spent 13 months in combat in Vietnam and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.
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