Warren E. Burger facts for kids
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Warren E. Burger
|15th Chief Justice of the United States|
June 23, 1969 – September 26, 1986
|Nominated by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Earl Warren|
|Succeeded by||William Rehnquist|
|20th Chancellor of the College of William and Mary|
|Appointed by||The Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary|
|Preceded by||Alvin Duke Chandler|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Thatcher|
Warren Earl Burger
September 17, 1907
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Died||June 25, 1995
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota
William Mitchell College of Law
Warren Earl Burger (September 17, 1907 – June 25, 1995) was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States. He was in office from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger had conservative leanings and was considered a strict constructionist, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered many of the transformative decisions on capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation during his tenure.
Burger was born on September 17, 1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and studied at the University of Minnesota and at William Mitchell College of Law. He was married to Elvera Stromberg from 1933 until her death in 1994. They had 2 children, Wade Allen Burger and Margaret Elizabeth Burger. Burger died on June 25, 1995 in Washington, D.C. from heart failure and was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, aged 87.
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President Richard Nixon introduces Burger as his nominee for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
With Betty Ford between them, Chief Justice Burger swears in President Gerald Ford following the resignation of President Richard Nixon.