Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by James L. Buckley; Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2003, and received commission on June 2, 2003. Service terminated on September 29, 2005, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Nominated by George W. Bush on September 6, 2005, to a seat vacated by William H. Rehnquist; Confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 2005, and received commission on September 29, 2005.
Harvard College, A.B., 1976
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979
Law clerk, Hon. Henry Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1979-1980
Law clerk, Associate Justice William Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981
Special assistant to the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-1982
Associate counsel to the president, White House Counsel's Office, 1982-1986
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1986-1989, 1993-2003
Principal deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1989-1993
Roberts was initially nominated for D.C. Circuit Court Judge in January 1992. However his nomination was never acted on and returned to the White House upon Bush's term expiring.