Early life and education
Gorsuch is the son of David Ronald Gorsuch (1937–2001)
Anne Gorsuch Burford (née Anne Irene McGill; 1942–2004), a
Colorado House of Representatives member who was later appointed by President
Ronald Reagan to be the first female
United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1981.
A fourth-generation Coloradan,
 Gorsuch was born in
Denver, Colorado, where he attended Christ the King, a K-12 Catholic school,
 and later graduated from
Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in
North Bethesda, Maryland, in 1985.
 While attending Georgetown Prep, Gorsuch served as a
United States Senate Page in the early 1980s.
He received his
Bachelor of Arts degree in
Political Science from
Columbia University in 1988, where he was inducted into
Phi Beta Kappa.
 He was also a member of
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
 As an undergraduate student, he wrote for the
Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper.
 In 1986, he co-founded the alternative Columbia student newspaper
Harvard Law School where he graduated
cum laude in 1991 with a
 He received a
Harry S. Truman Scholarship to attend.
 While at Harvard, Gorsuch was an editor on the
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
 He was described as a committed conservative who supported the
Gulf War and
congressional term limits, on "a campus full of ardent liberals".
 Former President
Barack Obama was one of Gorsuch's classmates at Harvard Law.
In 2004 he received a
Doctor of Philosophy degree in law (legal philosophy) from
University College, Oxford, where he completed research on
assisted suicide and
 He attended Oxford as a
Marshall Scholar and was supervised by acclaimed
natural law philosopher
 While there, Gorsuch met and married his wife Louise, an English woman and champion
equestrienne on Oxford's riding team.