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Burger, Warren Earl

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist


1907 - Born on September 17th in St. Paul, Minnesota. American judge.

1931 - Graduated with honours from St. Paul (now William Mitchell) College of Law.

         - Burger joined a prominent St. Paul law firm and gradually became active in Republican Party politics.

1953 - He was appointed an assistant U.S. attorney general.

1955 - He was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

1956-1968 - Burger's generally conservative approach during his 13-year service on the nation's second highest court commended him to President Richard M. Nixon

1969 - Became the 15th chief justice of the United States.

1986 - Burger retired from the Supreme Court to devote himself full-time to the chairmanship of the commission planning the bicentennial celebration of the U.S. constitution.

1988 - He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1995 - Died on June 25th in Washington, D.C.


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