Brief Biography on Earl Warren, a United States Supreme Court Chief Justice.

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The "Superchief"

Earl Warren is one of the most famous Chief Justice's to have ever served on the United States Supreme Court. His decisions made in court are those that still affect us to this very day. Throughout his life he held many offices of power. Besides being Chief Justice on the Supreme Court, he was the 30th Governor of the state of California and was also the California District Attorney.

Earl Warren was born in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of two immigrants, his father being Norwegian and his mother coming from Sweden, and grew up in Bakersfield, California. Later, he went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley. There, he received his undergraduate and was also a law student at the same University.

In 1925 he became the District Attorney of Alameda County. His job was done so well that he was elected again and again.

In total, he was elected to three four-year terms. As District Attorney, he became known for being tough-on-crime, in which none of his convictions were overturned.

Overtime Earl Warren became very well known in California. While still serving as District Attorney, he was appointed to the Board of Regents of University of California. He became the Attorney General of the state of California in 1939. He only held the office for a total of three years because in 1942 he was elected Governor of California. Earl Warren is the only person to win the Republican, Democratic, and Progressive primary elections in California because of this he was the only one running for Governor in 1946. He went back for his third and final term, as a Republican, in 1950.

While in office he helped to lay the foundation for the two decade economic boom in California that lasted...