President Donald Trump has chosen Neil Gorsuch, a judge for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado, as his choice to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gorsuch would fill the seat left empty by the death of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.
Gorsuch, 49, would be among the youngest nominees for the court. Justice Clarence Thomas was 43 when nominated, and Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan were each 50 when confirmed.
Gorsuch, a native Coloradan, was appointed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006 by former President George W. Bush.
He received degrees from Columbia University, Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford. As a law student he clerked for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. White was also from Colorado.
Gorsuch is an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing and skiing in the mountainous state of Colorado.
He lives near Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Louise, and their two daughters.