Warren E. Burger

chief justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986 (1907–1995)

Warren Earl Burger (September 17, 1907 – June 25, 1995) was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States. He was in office from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger had conservative leanings and was considered a strict constructionist, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered many of the transformative decisions on abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation during his tenure.

Warren E. Burger
15th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
June 23, 1969 – September 26, 1986
Nominated byRichard Nixon
Preceded byEarl Warren
Succeeded byWilliam Rehnquist
20th Chancellor of the College of William and Mary
In office
Appointed byThe Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary
Preceded byAlvin Duke Chandler
Succeeded byMargaret Thatcher
Personal details
Warren Earl Burger

(1907-09-17)September 17, 1907
Saint Paul, Minnesota
DiedJune 25, 1995(1995-06-25) (aged 87)
Washington, D.C.
Elvera Stromberg (m. 1933–1994)
(her death)
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
William Mitchell College of Law

Burger was born on September 17, 1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota[1] and studied at the University of Minnesota and at William Mitchell College of Law. He was married to Elvera Stromberg from 1933 until her death in 1994. They had 2 children, Wade Allen Burger and Margaret Elizabeth Burger. Burger died on June 25, 1995 in Washington, D.C. from heart failure and was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery,[2] aged 87.

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