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Earl Warren


Born in Los Angeles, California. Attended University of California; B.A. 1912; J.D. 1914; LL.D. Admitted to the California bar in 1914. Practiced law 1914 to 1917. Served as 1st lieutenant in infantry U. S. Army 1917 to 1918. Married Nina P. Meyers October 14, 1925. They

Deputy city attorney for Oakland 1919 to 1920; Deputy city attorney for Oakland 1919 to 1920; deputy district attorney Alameda County 1920 to 1923; chief deputy 1923 to 1925; district attorney 1925 to 1939. Served as attorney general of California 1939 to 1943. Served as Governor of California 1943 to 1953. Candidate for Vice President under Thomas E. Dewey in 1948. Chief Justice U. S. Supreme Court 1953 to 1969. Chairman of the "Warren Commission" investigating the death of President Kennedy 1963 to 1964. He was a 33rd degree Mason. He died at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Warren appears on a mint medal (USM 914) as one of the series for Chief Justices. Design was by Michael Iacocca. The medal was first issued in 1978.

bio: ConAut 49; EAB; WAB; WWWA-6 obit: NYT 7/10/74

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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