Road Closure

Schley Drive, adjacent to the Memorial Avenue entrance, will be CLOSED June 22 to support renovation of the heating and air conditioning system at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial.

Published on Friday, June 7, 2019

Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Chief Justice Earl Warren Memorial
  • Born: March 19, 1891, Los Angeles,Calif. 
  • Educated: University of California, Berkeley, B.L.1912; J.D. 1914
  • Married: Oct. 14, 1925, Nina P. Myers 
  • Nominated: Sept. 30, 1953, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Commissioned: March 1, 1954 
  • Dates of Service: Oct. 5, 1953 to June 23, 1969 
  • Died: July 9, 1974, Washington, D.C. 

Earl Warren became governor of California in 1942, and was twice re-elected. After his term as Governor, Warren made two attempts to gain a national political office. In 1948 he ran on the Republican ticket as Thomas E. Dewey's vice presidential candidate, and in 1952, he sought the presidential nomination himself. In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower named Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States. He served as chief justice for 16 years and retired in 1969. He died in Washington on July 9, 1974.