Alvin I. Malnik was born 05/23/33 in St. Louis, MO where he attended Clark Elementary School and Soldan High School graduating in 1950. He then attended Washington University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1954. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army as a Guided Missile Officer achieving the rank of Reserve Captain. From 1956 to 1959, he attended the University of Miami of Law and graduated with high honors and achieved an LLB and J.D. degree.