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John G. Roberts, Jr., became the 17th chief justice of the United States on September 29, 2005, and currently serves in that post. Prior to becoming chief justice, Roberts served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from June 2, 2003, to September 29, 2005.

Early Years

Chief Justice Roberts was born on January 27, 1955, in Buffalo, New York. He was raised in a small town in Indiana and attended a Roman Catholic boarding high school in LaPorte, Indiana. Roberts earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude, with a degree in history and a Phi Beta Kappa key from Harvard College in 1976. In 1979, he earned his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where ...

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