Jane Marie Sullivan: Abt. 1955.
How Jane and John Met:John and Jane first met in 1986, but didn't start dating until 1991.
Jane about meeting John: "In a beach house in Delaware. I love to swim, and I love the ocean. … (In 1986) I brought a number of friends from Shaw Pittman, and we joined a beach house that had been started by a friend over at Hogan and Hartson (the law firm for which John Roberts worked). But he [John] was not really quite the beach-goer that I was. He preferred to play golf, so we didn’t meet until ’91 ... When I came back from Australia in ’93 we met again ... And we started to date."
Source: Jean Chemnick. "Lawyer, feminist, Catholic, and mother." Telegram.com. 1/03/2006.
Ages at Wedding:Both John and Jane were 41 when they married.
Jane: Lawyer, partner in the Washington, D.C. legal recruiting firm of Major, Lindsey & Africa. Jane is also involved in non-profit organizations such as a professional women's group, a hospice, an environmental group, and more.
Jane: "Along the way, I worked many jobs to make ends meet. I’ve been a restaurant waitress, a hotel hostess, a car parker, a nurse’s aide, a maid in a motel, a bookkeeper, and a researcher. I was an Irish Catholic waitress in a Greek restaurant in a Jewish neighborhood. I was also a cocktail waitress in a port town near the iron ore mines in far Western Australia, a thousand miles from the nearest paved road, and I hitch-hiked to get there. It was like the Wild West with miners ordering rum and Coke by the pitcher and huge bar bouncers from the Thursday Islands throwing miners who got out of hand out the window."
Source: Jane Sullivan-Roberts. "New England Law | Boston 100th Commencement Address." NESL.edu. 5/27/2011.
Quotes About the Marriage of John and Jane Roberts:
Source: Christina Wilkie. "Jane Roberts, Chief Justice John Roberts' Spouse, Breaks The Mold Of Supreme Court Wives." HuffingtonPost.com. 8/09/2012.
Fred F. Fielding: ""They are deeply religious, but they don't wear it on their sleeves at all."
Source: Todd S. Purdum, Jodi Wilgoren, Pam Belluck. "Court Nominee's Life Is Rooted in Faith and Respect for Law." NYTimes.com. 7/21/2005.