Earl Warren

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The Life
Earl Warren

A Biography

Language Arts Research Project
By Andrew Pedersen

Earl Warren was a kind strong man. He was the Chief Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. In this report you will learn about his, early life, education, career, claim to fame, death.

Earl Warren was born on March 19, 1891 in Los Angeles, California. His parents were Methias Warren and Crystal Hernlund. During elementary school Earl’s dad told him that the family was too poor to give him a middle name. He started elementary school at the age of five instead of six knowing how to read and write. He skipped the second grade going from the first to the third. After school and in the summers he worked on an ice wagon, a bakery delivery wagon, and a grocery wagon pulled by a pair of mules. At the age of twelve he went to work on the Southern Pacific railroad with his father’s written permission. Later in 1925 Earl Warren married Nina Meyrers. And, together they had six children.

Earl Warren went to many schools. He graduated from Kern County-High School. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in political science for three years. He then went to University of California’s Boalt Hall as a law student. There he became a member of the Sigma Phi Society. He received B.L. degree in 1912 and in 1914 he earned his J.D. degree. He was admitted to the California Bar on May 14, 1915.

One of his first jobs came as a Lieutenant in the Army in World War I. After his return to northern California he worked in law offices in San Francisco and Oakland. It was the only time that he worked at a private practice. He served as the Alameda County’s district attorney from 1925-1939. He was Deputy City Attorney of Oakland; then, the Attorney General of California. He was also a freemason, a member and Past Master of The Sequoia Lodge #349 in Oakland and consolidated with Lodge, No. 321. He served as Grand Master from 1935 to 1936 for...
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