Joan Stoykovich Nelson

Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee
George W. Bush Presidential Center
Republican National Committee
American Legion Auxiliary
Fox News Contributor
Tulsa Republican Club
Heritage Foundation
John Birch Society
Freedom Alliance





 Born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He married Jane Marie Sullivan in 1996; they have two children. Josephine and John.  He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard aw School in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit form 1979 - 1980 and a law clerk for the-Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the Unite States during the 1980 Term. He was Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S.  Department of Justice from 1981 - 1982, Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, White House Counsel,s Office from 1982-1986, and Principal Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice from 1989-1993. From 1986-1989 and 1993-2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005.