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John RobertsREPRepublican Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
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John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is an American lawyer and jurist serving as the 17th chief justice of the United States since 2005. He was nominated by President George W. Bush to succeed associate justice Sandra Day O'Connor, but was withdrawn and renominated to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist after Rehnquist's death in 2005. Roberts presided over the first impeachment trial of Donald Trump in early 2020; however, he declined to preside over the second impeachment trial of Trump, who was impeached as president, but whose term had expired by the time of the trial.Roberts grew up in northwestern Indiana and was educated in Catholic schools. He studied history at Harvard University and then attended Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for Circuit Judge Henry Friendly and then-associate justice William Rehnquist before taking a position in the attorney general's office during the Reagan administration. He went on to serve the Reagan administration and the George H. W. Bush administration in the Department of Justice and the Office of the White House Counsel, during which he was nominated by George H. W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but no vote on his nomination was held. Roberts then spent 14 years in private law practice. During this time, he argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court. Notably, he represented 19 states in United States v.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1979
Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts study of history
1976
La Lumiere School
1973
Past Positions1 - 1 of 1
Chief Justice of the United States
United States of America
2005
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Member
American Law Institute
Current
Member
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Current
Presiding Officer
Judicial Conference of the United States
2006 - Current
Chair
Federal Judicial Center Board
2005 - Current