Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, pictured in December 2003.
U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 80, remains hospitalized after spending the weekend receiving treatment for thyroid cancer.
Rehnquist underwent a tracheotomy Saturday at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. The Supreme Court's conservative leader is expected to return to work next week. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and NPR's Nina Totenberg.
Born: Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 1, 1924
Graduated: Stanford University Law School, 1952
Clerked: For Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson, 1952-1953 term.
Law Practice: Phoenix, Ariz., 1953-1969
Dept. of Justice: Assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, 1969-1971
Nominated to Court: By President Nixon, 1971
Named Chief Justice: By President Reagan, 1986