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December 31, 2016

Husband of South Jersey's Kellyanne Conway possible pick as top lawyer

George Conway, a top corporate lawyer,could become U.S. solicitor general

New Jersey resident George Conway, a long-time corporate lawyer and the husband of president-elect Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, may become the U.S. solicitor general.

The post is the third highest legal job in a presidential administration. The job includes arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bloomberg first reported that Conway, a partner at the New York legal firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, is under consideration. He’s since declined comment to other media reporting on his possible appointment.

He has represented many high-profile clients, such as the National Football League.

His wife, Kellyanne, is a native of South Jersey. She managed Trump’s winning presidential campaign, a first for a woman.

The couple live with their children in Alpine, an affluent New Jersey suburb near Manhattan. She recently was honored in Hammonton, where she went to high school. George Conway accompanied her on that visit, with both riding together on a fire truck down the town's main drag during the annual Christmas parade.

George Conway went to Harvard and then to Yale for law school.

He played a minor legal role in the impeachment of former-president Bill Clinton, husband of Trump adversary Hillary Clinton. Conway wrote a Supreme Court brief in the Paula Jones’s sexual harassment suit against Clinton. That led the way to Clinton’s impeachment. Clinton was acquitted.