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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Nickname Superchief

Mini Bio (1)

Earl Warren was born on March 19, 1891 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was married to Nina Palmquist Meyers. He died on July 9, 1974 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Spouse (1)

Nina Palmquist Meyers (14 October 1925 - 9 July 1974) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (9)

Chief justice of the U.S. supreme court (1953-1969).
On Nov. 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson appointed Warren chairman of a commission established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (November 22) and the murder of the presumed assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. The report of the Warren Commission was submitted in September 1964 and was published later that year.
Unsuccessfully ran for vice-president in 1948.
Served as district attorney for Alameda County, Calif. (1925-1939), attorney general of California (1939-1943), and governor of the state for three terms (1943-1953).
14th Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court (1953-1969).
Studied law at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1946, Warren was elected to the second of three terms as governor of California without opposition, having been nominated by both parties.
Pictured on a 29¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 9 March 1992.
His father was a Norwegian immigrant who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, before being laid off.

Personal Quotes (1)

I always turn to the sport page first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures.

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