The Justices of the Supreme Court
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, was born in Buffalo, New
York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996 and they have two
children - Josephine and John. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a
J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Judge Henry J.
Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1979–1980 and
as a law clerk for then-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the
United States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General,
U.S. Department of Justice from 1981–1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald
Reagan, White House Counsel’s Office from 1982–1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor
General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989–1993. From 1986–1989 and 1993–2003, he
practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as
Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005.
John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice, was born in Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 1920.
He married Maryan Mulholland, and has four children - John Joseph (deceased), Kathryn,
Elizabeth Jane, and Susan Roberta. He received an A.B. from the University of Chicago,
and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He served in the United States
Navy from 1942–1945, and was a law clerk to Justice Wiley Rutledge of the Supreme Court
of the United States during the 1947 Term. He was admitted to law practice in Illinois in
1949. He was Associate Counsel to the Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power of
the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1951–1952, and a member
of the Attorney General’s National Committee to Study Antitrust Law, 1953–1955. He was
Second Vice President of the Chicago Bar Association in 1970. From 1970–1975,