Warnke, Paul Culliton
- Ann T. Keene
Warnke, Paul Culliton (31 January 1920–31 October 2001), lawyer and government official, was born in Webster, Massachusetts, to Paul Martin Warnke, manager of a shoe factory, and Lillian Culliton Warnke. Warnke grew up in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He was educated locally and then entered Yale in the fall of 1937. After graduation in 1941 he received a commission in the U.S. Coast Guard as a lieutenant senior grade and subsequently saw active service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. His duties included antisubmarine patrols as well as the supervision of troop landings in the Philippines and Borneo. When Warnke's military service ended in 1946, he enrolled at the law school of Columbia University, supported by the GI Bill. There he edited the ...