Published July 19, 2005
WASHINGTON – A glance at Supreme Court nominee John Glover Roberts Jr. (search):
NAME — John Glover Roberts Jr.
AGE-BIRTH DATE — 50; Jan. 27, 1955, in Buffalo, N.Y.
EDUCATION — BA, Harvard University, 1976; JD, Harvard Law School (search), 1979.
CAREER — Nominated by President Bush on Jan. 7, 2003, to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; confirmed by Senate on May 8, 2003; principal deputy solicitor general, U.S. Justice Department, 1989-93; lawyer, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C., 1986-89, 1993-2003; associate counsel to President Reagan, White House Counsel's Office, 1982-86; special assistant to attorney general, U.S. Justice Department, 1981-82; law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist when he was an associate justice, 1980-81; law clerk for Judge Henry Friendly, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-80.
FAMILY — Wife, Jane; son, John, and daughter, Josephine.
QUOTE — "Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There's nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent."