Robert Del Tufo, American lawyer, Died at 82


Robert J. Del Tufo was born on November 18, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey and died on March 3, 2016.

He was the Attorney General of New Jersey.

Robert Del Tufo worked as an Attorney from 1990 to 1993.

His parents were Raymond and Mary Del Tufo.

Robert graduated from the Newark Academy and in 1955 received a B.A. degree from the Princeton University.

During 1958, Del Tufo received his LLB degree from Yale Law School.

Between 1958 and 1960, Del Tufo served as legal secretary to Chief Justice Joseph Weintraub of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Del Tufo was accepted for the New Jersey Bar in 1959 and practiced law in Morristown, New Jersey from 1960 to 1974, and in Newark, New Jersey from 1980 to 1986.

Del Tufo served as an assistant prosecutor in Morris County from 1963 to 1965 and as the first assistant prosecutor there from 1965 to 1967.

He held the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1977 until resigning in 1980.

Robert attempted the Democratic seat for Governor of New Jersey in 1985, losing in the primary to Essex County executive Peter Shapiro, who in turn lost to Thomas Kean in the general election.

Del Tufo was sworn in as the Attorney General on January 16, 1990, the day of Governor James Florio’s inauguration, resigning in 1993 to join the New York City firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Katherine Nouri Hughes became his wife on March 5, 1994, the vice president of communications for the Milken Family Foundation.

His wife was previously married to Emmet John Hughes, a journalist and aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

During early 2006, Governor Jon Corzine appointed Del Tufo Chairman the Board of Trustees of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Del Tufo was residing at Morris Township, in New Jersey.

Robert Del Tufo passed away at 82 yrs old.