Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks as President Donald Trump stands with Gorsuch’s wife Louise after President Trump nominated Gorsuch to a seat on the Supreme Court on January 31, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria
With his confirmation hearings starting Monday, all eyes are on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is a federal judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a native Coloradoan, known for his love of the outdoors.
Scroll through these photos for a closer look at the man who could soon become the nation’s next Supreme Court justice. And follow PBS NewsHour’s coverage of the Gorsuch hearings this week in our live blog and on our broadcast.
Neil Gorsuch and his sister, Stephanie Lee Pankau, in 1972. Gorsuch was born in Denver, Colorado on Aug. 29, 1967. Photo by Anne McGill Burford
Gorsuch (right) with his father, David Gorsuch (left), and younger brother JJ Gorsuch (center), in 1988. David Gorsuch, a lawyer, died in 2001. Photo by Stephanie Pankau
Gorsuch with his horse, Morris, and goat, Nibbles, at his home in 2007. Photo by Louise Gorsuch
Gorsuch fishing with his daughters in an undated picture. Photo by Michael Trent
Gorsuch, far right, poses with his class of 2009-2010 clerks in front of the Byron White United States Courthouse in Denver in 2010. Photo by Julian Ellis
Justice Antonin Scalia and Gorsuch on a fly fishing trip on the Colorado River in 2014. Photo by Glenn Summers
Gorsuch joined the Tenth Circuit court in 2006. The Tenth Circuit covers the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico. Photo by Louise Gorsuch
Gorsuch on Capitol Hill with former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, right, who helped guide him through the nomination process. Photo by Hunter Hawkins
Gorsuch chats with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Gorsuch has courted senators from both sides of the aisle since his nomination in January. Photo by Hunter Hawkins