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Factbox: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Judge Neil Gorsuch stands with wife Louise as President Donald Trump announces him as his choice for the Supreme Court at the East Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 31, 2017.

NAME: Neil Gorsuch

BIRTHDATE: August 29, 1967

BIRTHPLACE: Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION:

1988 - B.A., Columbia University; 1991 - J.D., Harvard Law School; 2004 - D.Phil., University of Oxford

CURRENT JOB:

2006-present: Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (appointed by President George W. Bush)

JOB HISTORY:

2005-2006: Principal deputy, associate attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice

1995-2005: Private law practice, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, and Figel, Washington, D.C.

1998-2005: Partner, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, and Figel, Washington, D.C.

1995-1998: Associate, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, and Figel, Washington, D.C.

1993-1994: Law clerk, Hon. Byron White and Hon. Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court

1991-1992: Law clerk, Hon. David Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

FAMILY: Wife, Louise; two daughters, Emma (born 1999) and Belinda (born 2001). Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, was the first female head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Ronald Reagan.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

While at Columbia, Gorsuch co-founded a newspaper (The Federalist) and a magazine (The Morningside Review).

QUOTE:

"The independence of the judiciary depends upon people in both parties being willing to serve, good people being willing to serve who are capable and willing to put aside their personal politics and preferences to decide cases and to follow the law and not try and make it" -- from his 2006 confirmation hearing for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

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