Last updated on: 1/26/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Earl Warren, JD Biography

Title:
14th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 20, 2011

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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 14th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Oct. 5, 1953-June 23, 1969
  • Chairman, President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (comonly known as the “Warren Commission”), Nov. 29, 1963-Sep. 24, 1964
  • Republican candidate for US Vice President, 1948
  • State Governor, CA, 1943-1953
  • Delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1944
  • State Attorney General, CA, 1939-1943
  • District Attorney, Alameda County, CA, 1925-1939
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, CA, 1923-1925
  • Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County, CA, 1920-1923
  • Deputy City Attorney, Oakland, CA, 1919-1920
  • Clerk, Assembly Judiciary Committee, CA Legislature, 1919
  • First Lieutenant, US Army, 1917-1918
  • Private practice, San Francisco and Oakland, CA, 1914-1917
  • Admitted to the bar, CA, May 14, 1915
  • Former railroad worker
Education:
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law, 1914
  • BA, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1912
Other:
  • Born: Mar. 19, 1891, in Los Angeles, CA
  • Died: July 9, 1974, in Washington, DC
  • Posthumously inducted into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, 2007
  • Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1981
  • First outgoing Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to administer the oaths of office to an incoming Chief Justice, June 23, 1969
  • Presided over the swearing in ceremonies of US Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower (1957), John F. Kennedy (1961), Lyndon B. Johnson (1965) and Richard M. Nixon (1969)
  • Appointed to the US Supreme Court by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Only governor in CA history to win an election unopposed, having won the Democratic, Republican, and Progressive primaries in 1946
  • Only CA governor elected to three terms
  • Son of Norwegian immigrant Erik Methias Warren and Swedish immigrant Christine Hernlund Warren
  • Married Swedish immigrant Nina Palmquist Meyers, Oakland, CA, Oct. 14, 1925
  • Children: James (adopted son from Ms. Meyer’s first marriage), Virginia, Earl, Jr., Dorothy, Nina (also known as Honeybear), Robert
  • Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, VA, Section 21, Grave S-32, July 12, 1974
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United States a Christian Nation?