John Roberts Fast Facts

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States.

Personal:
Birth date:
January 27, 1955
Birth place: Buffalo, New York
Birth name: John Glover Roberts, Jr.
    Father: John Glover Roberts, Sr., steel company executive
    Mother: Rosemary (Podrasky) Roberts
    Marriage: Jane (Sullivan) Roberts (July 27, 1996-present)
    Children: Adopted with Jane Roberts: John and Josephine
    Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1976; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979
    Religion: Roman Catholic
    Other Facts:
    He grew up in Long Beach, Indiana.
    As an attorney for the government and in private practice, he argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court and won 25 of them.
    He is a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution.
    Roberts is the youngest chief justice since John Marshall in 1801.
    Timeline:
    1979-1980 -
    Clerk for Judge Henry J. Friendly, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
    1980-1981- Clerk for Associate Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.
    1981-1982 - Special assistant to US Attorney General William French Smith.
    1982-1986 - Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan.
    1986-1989 - Partner and head of the appellate division at Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC.
    1989 - Roberts argues his first case before the Supreme Court: United States v. Halper.
    1989-1993 - Principal Deputy Solicitor General for the US government.
    1992 - Is nominated by President George H. W. Bush to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The nomination is never acted upon by the Senate.
    1993-2003 - Returns to Hogan & Hartson.
    2001 - Roberts represents 18 states and the District of Columbia in the appeal to the Microsoft antitrust case, U.S. v. Microsoft.
    May 2001 - Is nominated by President George W. Bush to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The vote stalls when the Democrats take control of the Senate in June 2001.
    November 13, 2002 - Roberts defends Megan's Law before the Supreme Court. The law creates a registry for sex offenders that can be searched online.
    May 8, 2003 - The Senate unanimously votes to confirm his appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
    September 12-15, 2005 - Senate confirmation hearings take place.
    January 21, 2009 - Re-administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama one day after the official swearing-in ceremony, during which Roberts misplaces a word in the oath and causes Obama to stumble over the recitation.
    June 28, 2012 - In National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, Roberts casts the deciding vote, 5-4, and writes the majority opinion in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
    June 25, 2013 - The court strikes down portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, with Roberts writing in the majority opinion that "our country has changed," suggesting that many of the issues addressed by the law have been resolved.
    June 25, 2015 - Roberts writes the court's majority decision in King v. Burwell, saving the Affordable Care Act by authorizing federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces.
    June 26, 2015 - Roberts writes a dissent against the court's ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide.