Following the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, President Bush made a quick move to nominate John G. Roberts to take his place as Chief Justice. In September 2005, the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed Judge John G. Roberts as associate justice of the Supreme Court. The new term began October 3, 2005.
Roberts, age 50, was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He is a native of Buffalo, NY and is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School. From 1980 to 1981, Roberts was a law clerk to Justice William Rehnquist on the Supreme Court. For more information on
his personal life and career, see a profile on John G. Roberts