Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on January 27, 1955, and grew up in Indiana. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard and clerked for Justice William Rehnquist. He worked in the Reagan and G.H.W. Bush administrations and was in private practice in D.C. for a time. President George W. Bush appointed him to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2003, and two years later he nominated him as Chief Justice. He took his seat on September 29, 2005.