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

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?