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Burger, Warren Earl
Born September 17, 1907, in St. Paul, MN
Died June 25, 1995, in Alexandria, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956, to a seat vacated by Harold M. Stephens. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956. Service terminated on June 23, 1969, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 23, 1969, to a seat vacated by Earl Warren. Confirmed by the Senate on June 9, 1969, and received commission on June 23, 1969. Assumed senior status on September 26, 1986. Service terminated on June 25, 1995, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, June 9, 1970-September 25, 1986
District of Columbia Circuit, June 9, 1970-September 25, 1986
Federal Circuit, October 1, 1982-September 25, 1986

Education:
St. Paul College of Law (now William Mitchell College of Law), LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1931-1953
Instructor in contracts and trusts, St. Paul College of Law, 1931-1948
Assistant attorney general, Civil Litigation Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1953-1956

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, June 21, 1955; no Senate vote
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