John Roberts Biography
John Glover Roberts Jr. is an American lawyer and jurist who has been the United States’ 17th Chief Justice since 2005. Although he is essentially an institutionalist, he has been classified as having a moderate conservative judicial philosophy.
John Roberts Age
John Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York, United States on 27 January 1955. He is 68 years old.
John Roberts Height
John stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 9 inches/1.7 m tall.
John Roberts Education
John attended Harvard Law School. He served as a clerk for Judge Henry and subsequently for William Rehnquist after graduating from college. He began working for the US government in 1981 as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan’s administration’s William French Smith.
John Roberts Family
On January 27, 1955, in Buffalo, New York, John Glover “Jack” Roberts Sr. and Rosemary (née Podrasky; 1929-2019) gave birth to John Glover “Jack” Roberts Jr. His mother was descended from Slovak immigrants from Szepes, Hungary, while his father was of Irish and Welsh ancestry.
Along with two younger sisters named Peggy and Barbara, he also has an elder sister named Kathy. Roberts was raised in Hamburg, New York, where his father was an electrical engineer for the Lackawant mill of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. When Roberts’ father was appointed manager of a brand-new steel company at the neighboring Burns Harbor, Roberts and his family relocated to Long Beach, Indiana, in 1965.
John Roberts Wife
On July 27, 1996, Roberts married his wife, Jane Sullivan. Sullivan is a lawyer who rose to prominence as a legal recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa, and Mlegal. Alongside Clarence Thomas, she is a member of the College of the Holy Cross board of trustees. They have two adopted children, John “Jack” and Josephine “Josie,” who they reside with in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a wealthy neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
John Roberts Net Worth
John has an approximate net worth of $35 Million USD.
John Roberts Career
He served as a clerk for Judge Henry and subsequently for William Rehnquist after graduating from college. He began working for the US government in 1981 as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan’s administration’s William French Smith. He went into private practice as an associate at the law firm Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. after working for such professionals.
Roberts was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President George W. Bush in 2001, but his nomination was rejected. In 2003, the president nominated him again, and he was confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals. After Sandra Day O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2005, President Bush was compelled to appoint him. Meanwhile, the chief justice died, so the president revoked his nomination and named Roberts as his replacement.
He has been the Chief Justice of the United States since 2005, which is a significant achievement. He has worked for a number of Presidents and world leaders.