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Warren, Earl

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Born: 1891 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist, Politicial Adviser

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1891 - Born on March 19th in Los Angeles, California. American jurist, the 14th chief justice of the United States, who presided over the Supreme Court during a period of sweeping changes in U.S. constitutional law, especially in the areas of race relations, criminal procedure, and legislative apportionment.

 

1914 - He was admitted to California bar.

 

1920 - The deputy district attorney of Alameda County.

 

1925 - He served as the district attorney of Alameda County.

 

1939 - The attorney general of California.

 

1943 - The governor of California. He was the governor of the state for three terms.

 

1948 - Republican vice-presidential candidate. His only defeat at the polls came, when he was the Republican candidate for vice president of the United States.

 

1953 - Nominated as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

 

1954 - Supreme Court chief justice.

 

         - On his first term on the bench, he spoke for a unanimous court in the leading school-desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, declaring unconstitutional the separation of public-school children according to race. Rejecting the “separate but equal” doctrine that had prevailed, Warren stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal".

 

         - He wrote decisions for Brown v. Board of Education (9-0, racially segregated public schools are inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional), Miranda v. Arizona (5-4, due process requires that police inform suspects of their legal rights before questioning), South Carolina v. Katzenbach (8-1, Voting Rights Act is constitutional), Loving v. Virginia (9-0, states cannot ban interracial marriage), Klopfer v. North Carolina (9-0, constitutional right to a speedy trial also applies to state courts).

 

1963 - The chairman and eponym of Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F. Kennedy.

 

1974 - Died on July 9th in Washington, D.C. 


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