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Earl Warren

Former Chief Justice of the United States

Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was an American lawyer, judge and politician. He served as Governor of California from 1943 to 1953. Warren ran for Vice-President in 1948 as a Republican, but lost to Alben W. Barkley in a close election.

Earl Warren
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14th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
October 5, 1953 – June 23, 1969
Nominated byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byFred M. Vinson
Succeeded byWarren E. Burger
30th Governor of California
In office
January 4, 1943 – October 5, 1953
LieutenantFrederick F. Houser
Goodwin Knight
Preceded byCulbert Olson
Succeeded byGoodwin Knight
20th Attorney General of California
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 4, 1943
GovernorCulbert Olson
Preceded byUlysses S. Webb
Succeeded byRobert W. Kenny
Chair of the California Republican Party
In office
1932–1934
Preceded byLouis B. Mayer
Succeeded byJustus Craemer
District Attorney of Alameda County
In office
1925–1939
Preceded byEzra Decoto
Succeeded byRalph Hoyt
Personal details
Born(1891-03-19)March 19, 1891
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 9, 1974(1974-07-09) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nina Meyers
Children6
EducationUC Berkeley (BA, JD)
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Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1917–1918
RankUS-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant
Unit91st Division

Warren was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Bakersfield before moving to Oakland. He served in World War I.

In 1925, he became District Attorney of Alameda County, and later Attorney General of California. In 1953, he became Chief Justice of the United States.

He was Chief Justice when the Supreme Court issued Brown v. Board of Education and Miranda vs. Arizona. These two cases were very important civil rights cases in the United States. Warren was also in control of the Warren Commission. It looked into a possible conspiracy in the killing of President Kennedy. Warren retired from the Court in 1969, and died in Washington, D.C., in 1974.

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