National Affairs: THE NINE JUSTICES

Earl Warren, 66, appointed Chief Justice by President Eisenhower in 1953. Son of a railroad worker, raised in Bakersfield, Calif., took his law degree at the University of California (1912). He became Alameda County (Oakland) district attorney in 1925, quickly made a name as a racket-buster, was elected state attorney general in 1938, but his courtroom experience nevertheless was limited. Republican Warren was elected California's governor three times with labor as well as business support, was a good, if plodding administrator, endeared himself to the faculty of the University of California by standing firm against loyalty oaths for teachers. Hearty, outgoing,...

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