Justice Neil Gorsuch Elected Honorary Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees
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JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH ELECTED HONORARY CHAIR
OF THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to become honorary chairman of the
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA (May 14, 2019) – The National Constitution Center announced today that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has been elected Honorary Chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees, succeeding Vice President Joe Biden, whose term as Chair ended in April 2019. Previous Chairs of the Center’s Board of Trustees also include Governor Jeb Bush, President Bill Clinton, and the late President George H.W. Bush.
“Justice Gorsuch understands the urgent need to educate Americans of all ages about the constitutional principles that unite us,” said National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen. “The National Constitution Center is America’s leading convening place for nonpartisan constitutional education and debate, and all of us are thrilled and honored that Justice Gorsuch will join us as our Honorary Chair.”
“I am honored to join the National Constitution Center as it educates Americans about the history and meaning of the U.S. Constitution,” said Justice Gorsuch, adding, “The work of the Supreme Court and the future of the American Republic depend on citizens educated about constitutional liberties, which makes the nonpartisan mission of the National Constitution Center so urgently important.”
“I have been honored to serve as Chair of the National Constitution Center, which plays such an important role in promoting civic education and civil dialogue,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “The Constitution Center’s mission—to educate all Americans about the U.S. Constitution—inspires us all.”
“All of us at the National Constitution Center are grateful to Vice President Biden for his patriotic service and leadership over the past two years,” said Doug DeVos, chair of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees. “The National Constitution Center has seen tremendous growth under his chairmanship, and I look forward to welcoming Justice Gorsuch as we continue to inspire Americans of all perspectives to learn about the U.S. Constitution.”
Justice Gorsuch was born in Denver, Colorado, on August 29, 1967. He and his wife Louise have two daughters. He received a B.A. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University. He served as a law clerk to Judge David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and as a law clerk to Justice Byron White and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. From 1995–2005, he was in private practice, and from 2005–2006 he was Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006. He served on the Standing Committee on Rules for Practice and Procedure of the U.S. Judicial Conference, and as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure. He taught at the University of Colorado Law School. President Donald J. Trump nominated him as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on April 10, 2017.
About the National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. A private, nonprofit organization, the Center serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.” As the Museum of We the People, the Center brings the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages through interactive programs and exhibits. As America’s Town Hall, the Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution on all media platforms. As a Headquarters for Civic Education, the Center delivers the best educational programs and online resources that inspire citizens and engage all Americans in learning about the U.S. Constitution. For more information, call 215-409-6700 or visit constitutioncenter.org.