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date: 20 October 2019

Burger, Warren Earllocked

(17 September 1907–25 June 1995)
  • Bernard Schwartz

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Burger, Warren Earl (17 September 1907–25 June 1995), chief justice of the United States, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Charles Joseph Burger, a rail cargo inspector and sometime traveling salesman, and Katharine Schnittger. Burger spent his childhood in St. Paul. He worked his way through college, selling insurance. After attending the University of Minnesota from 1925 to 1927, he earned an LL.B., magna cum laude, from St. Paul College of Law (now William Mitchell College of Law) in 1931; he was admitted that same year to the Minnesota bar. He married Elvera Stromber in 1933; they had two children....

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