As the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts was nominated by President George W. Bush. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from
Harvard College and Law School. After serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan and in the U.S. Department of Justice, Roberts practiced law in Washington D.C. He was also appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals before becoming Chief Justice.
During his time as a lawyer for Hogan & Hartson, Roberts argued 39 cases in front of the Supreme Court. As Chief Justice, his respect for precedent and centrist perspective have characterized his term so far.
Now, Roberts lives in Maryland with his wife Jane, who is also a lawyer, and his two adopted children, Josephine and Jack.