Roberts, John

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Name
Roberts, John Gender: M
John Glover Roberts, Jr.
born on 27 January 1955
Place Buffalo, New York, 42n53, 78w53
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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John Roberts

Biography

American lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, confirmed and sworn in on September 29, 2005.

Roberts was originally nominated to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Sandra Day O'Connor's resignation. According to a news report, Bush offered him the job at 12:35 PM EDT on July 18, 2005 (in Washington, DC) but the nomination was not announced to the public until the following night at about 9 PM EDT. On September 5, 2005, after Chief Justice Rehnquist died, Bush placed Roberts name in nomination to replace Rehnquist instead, and confirmation hearings began on September 12, 2005. Roberts was confirmed by the full Senate on September 29, 2005 and sworn in to the office of Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court that same day. On October 3, 2005, an investiture ceremony was held, wherein he assumed the robes of the office and officially began his tenure.

Bush had previously nominated Roberts to the federal appeals court in Washington on January 7, 2003 and Roberts was confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2003 for that post.

Considered a conservative, Roberts argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court in his days as an advocate. He worked for a private practice, Hogan & Hartson, in Washington, DC from 1993-2003; was a principal deputy solicitor general for the US Justice Department from 1989-93; worked in private practice for Hogan & Hartson for the three years prior. No stranger to politics he was associate counsel to President Reagan from 1982-86; special assistant to the attorney general from 1981-892 and he clerked for US Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist from 1980-81.

The son of a Bethlehem Steel Mill employee, he grew up in Indiana, where the family moved when he was in second grade. He earned his BA from Harvard College in three years, graduating summa cum laude in 1976, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1979. There he served as Managing Editor of the prestigious publication "Harvard Law Review.

He and his wife Jane have two children, both adopted, a son John and a daughter Josephine.

On July 30, 2007 he was rushed by ambulance to a Portland, ME hospital after he suffered a fall at about 2 PM. He had experienced a "benign idiopathic seizure," which corresponds to epilepsy. He had had a similar seizure in 1993.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Work : Great Achievement 8 May 2003 (Confirmed by the Senate as a judge on federal appeals court)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 18 July 2005 at 12:35 PM in Washington, DC (Offered a seat on US Supreme Court)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 25 September 2005 (Sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)
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Source Notes

PT quotes newspaper article in Boston Globe 7/20/2005

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two adopted children)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
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