Hoosier Dusty Files - September 29, 2005 - John G. Roberts Sworn In Seventeenth Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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September 29, 2005 - John G. Roberts Sworn In Seventeenth Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court
Indiana native John G. Roberts became the seventeenth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
John Glover Roberts Jr. (January 27, 1955)
The son of Rosemary Podrask Glover and John Glover "Jack" Roberts Sr. Roberts is native to Buffalo, New York. The family moved to Long Beach, Indiana when Roberts was in the fourth grade. He attended Notre Dame Elementary School before attending La Lumiere School, in Logansport, Indiana. At La Lumiere Roberts captained the football team, won a regional wrestling championship, co-edited the school's newspaper and was active in choir and drama. After his graduation in 1973, Roberts attended the Harvard Law School, serving as editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Law Career
After graduating in 1979, he clerked for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which serves parts of New York, Connecticut and Vermont. After serving in this position for a year, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist before acquiring as first a Special Assistant, then as Associate Council to the President during Ronald Reagan's presidency. He entered private practice in 1986 with the Hogan & Hartson law firm until President George W. Bush appointed him to the D.C. Circuit Court on 2003. President Bush nominated Roberts to the United States Supreme Court to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who was retiring on July 19, 2005. During the time of the Senate's deliberation, Chief Justice Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist passed away. Bush withdrew Roberts’s nomination as Supreme Court Justice and nominated him instead as Chief Justice. The Senate confirmed the nomination on September 29, 2005. Associate Justice John Paul Stevens 
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