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Career

Supreme Court of the United States of America
2005–present
17th Chief Justice of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
20032005
Federal Judge Washington, District of Columbia USA
Hogan & Hartson
19932003
Partner Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Department of Justice
19891993
Washington, District of Columbia USA
Hogan & Hartson
19861989
Associate in private law practice Washington, District of Columbia USA
Office of White House Counsel Fred Fielding
19821986
Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan Washington, District of Columbia USA
Office of the United States Attorney General
19811982
Special Assistant to Attorney General William French Smith Washington, District of Columbia USA
Supreme Court of the United States of America
19801981
Law Clerk for then Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
19791980
Law Clerk to Judge Henry Friendly New York, New York USA

Professional memberships

Republican National Lawyers Association Washington, District of Columbia USA Member
1996–present
The Lawyers Club of Washington Washington, District of Columbia USA
National Legal Center for the Public Interest Washington, District of Columbia USA Served on their Legal Advisory Council
Edward Coke Appellate American Inn of Court Alexandria, Virginia USA
American Law Institute Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Professional affiliations

American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Rockville, Maryland, USA
Federal Appellate Rules Advisory Committee Washington, District of Columbia USA Member

Accomplishments of note

2000
Advisor: to Florida Governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush after 2000 elections State of Florida, USA with Governor Jeb Bush, whose brother George W. Bush was running against Al Gore in the US presidential election The 2000 presidential election hinged upon the results in Florida; eventual victor George W. Bush nominated John Roberts to become Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court in 2005
1993
The New Solicitor General and the Power of the Amicus The Wall Street Journal
1993
Author: Riding the Coattails of the Solicitor General The Wall Street Journal May 5, 1993 edition
1990
Author: New Rules and Old Pose Stumbling Blocks in High Court Cases Legal Times with E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr.

Professional honors and awards

Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service to the Department of Justice United States Department of Justice For outstanding service to the Department of Justice

Community

Club memberships

1992–present
Trent Jones Golf Club Virginia

Community honors and awards

2012
American of the Year Esquire Magazine
Nationality
American
Denomination
Roman Catholic
Sports
Golf

Education

University
Harvard College, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Artium Baccalaureus summa cum laude History 19731976 Graduated with highest honors after completing his studies in three years; member of Phi Beta Kappa; wrote a 175-page undergraduate thesis on the fall of British liberalism
Doctoral
Harvard Law School, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Juris Doctor magna cum laude Law 19761979 Graduated with high honors; managing editor of the Harvard Law Review
Publications
Oral Advocacy and the Re-emergence of a Supreme Court Bar Publisher: Journal of Supreme Court History 2005 Journal of Supreme Court History 30 (1): 68–81. Ref: 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1059-4329.2005.00098.x What Makes the D.C. Circuit Different? A Historical View Publisher: Virginia Law Review 2006 Ref: Virginia Law Review 92 (3): 375 A Tribute to Chief Justice Rehnquist Publisher: Harvard Law Review 2005 Harvard Law Review 119: 1 Thoughts on Presenting an Effective Oral Argument Publisher: School Law in Review 1997 Forfeitures: Does Innocence Matter? Publisher: New Jersey Law Journal 1995 Comment, Contract Clause — Legislative Alteration of Private Pension Agreements: Allied Structural Steel Co. v. Spannaus," Co-authors: Subsection C of a longer article beginning on p. 57; 92 Harv. L. Rev. 86 Publisher: Harvard Law Review 1978 Article III Limits on Statutory Standing Publisher: Duke Law Journal 1993 Duke Law Journal 42: 1219 The 1992–1993 Supreme Court Publisher: Public Interest Law Review 1994 Public Interest Law Review 107 Developments in the Law — Zoning, The Takings Clause Co-authors: Section III of a longer article beginning on p. 1427; 91 Harv. L. Rev. 1462 Publisher: Harvard Law Review 1978
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 27, 1955
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Buffalo, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1996–present
Jane (Sullivan) Roberts 2 children Josephine John

Parents

Father
John Glover Roberts Sr.
Mother
Rosemary (Podrasky) Roberts

Ancestry

Welsh, Czech and Irish