Birth and Education
John Glover Roberts, Jr. was born Jan 27, 1995, in Buffalo, New York. In 1973, Robert graduated at the top of high school class from la Lumiere school. It Eas a catholic boarding school on Laporte, Indiana. He had profound interest in extracurricular activities. Roberts wrestled, led the football team and served on the student council.
John Roberts Biography
After graduating from high school, Roberts entered Harvard university. He had to earn his tuition by working in a steel mill during the summer. After receiving his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in 1976, Roberts entered Harvard law school and graduated magna cum laude from law school in 1979.
Roberts took only three years to complete his under graduate degree at Harvard his middle name is glover.
Roberts got married with the former Jane Marie Sullivan, also an attorney. They adopted Josephine (“Joise”) and jack Roberts. The Roberts are roman catholic and live in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
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From 1980 to 1981, Roberts served as a law clerk to then- associate justice William H. Rehnquist on the united states supreme court. Thereafter from 1981 to 1982, he served in the Reagan administration as a special assistant to U.S. Attorney general William French smith.
And then from 1982 to 1986, Roberts served as associate counsel to the president Ronald Reagan.
He served as legal aide in the administration of Ronald Reagan, in private practice at the firm of Hogan & Hartson, and was deputy solicitor general in the administration of George bush the elder from 1989-93.
After a brief stint in private practice, Roberts served in the George H.W. Bush administration as deputy solicitor general from 1989 to 1992. He returned to private practice in 1992.
Nomination and Re-Nomination
On July 19,2005, Roberts was nominated by president George W. Bush to the U.S. Supreme court. However after the death of William H. Rehnquist on September 3,2005, bush withdrew Robert’s nomination and on September 6, sent the united states senate notice of Robert’s new nomination to the position of chief justice.
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Roberts was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78-22 on Sept. 29, 2005, and was sworn in hours later by associate justice john Paul Stevens. Roberts served as the 17th chief justice of the united states. He was the youngest to hold the post since john Marshall became chief justice over two hundred years ago. The most remarkable that Roberts received more senate votes supporting his nominations (78) than any other nominee for chief justice in American history.
At the time of being nominated by president George W. Bush, Roberts was a judge on the U.S. Court of appeals (D.C. Circuit), he had assumed a position in 2003 after also being nominated by president bush. Washington post reads Roberts “has long been considered one of the republicans’ heavy – weights amid the largely democratic Washington legal establishment.”