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.
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
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.