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Burger, Warren Earl

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1995 AD
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.