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John G. Roberts Jr's Biography

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John G. Roberts Jr was born on 27 January 1955 in Buffalo, NY.

After studying at Harvard College and then Law School, Roberts became an Attorney, at Hogan & Hartson's, where he rose to be Head of the Appellate Practice Group before leaving the firm in 1989 to be Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.

Roberts rejoined Hogan & Hartson's in 1993 until 2003, when he was became a judge in the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia.

On July 19 2005, John G. Roberts Jr was nominated to the Supreme Court by George W. Bush, following the resignation of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

However, in September 2005, US President George Bush nominated John Roberts to succeed Chief Justice William Rehnquist who died at the beginning of the month.

Roberts is a Roman Catholic who, according to ABC's profile has been involved in a couple of high profile abortion related cases.

John Roberts is married to Jane Marie Sullivan and they have two children.

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