Who was the last Supreme Court nominee who had previously sought public office?
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The answer is Paul Curran. A former Republican assemblyman from Manhattan, he was appointed by President Nixon to be the U.S. Attorney in 1973. In 1982, he ran for governor of New York but lost in the GOP primary to Lew Lehrman.
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