Nation: The Burgher from Minnesota

LIKE Richard Nixon, Judge Warren Earl Burger has made his way to eminence from modest but upright beginnings. He voraciously read the Horatio Alger stories as a boy growing up in Minnesota. He also acted out the plots. While in high school he scrambled out of bed daily at 4 in the morning to deliver newspapers, and he both edited the school newspaper and served as student council president. After that he worked days in an insurance office while attending, at night, the University of Minnesota and then the St. Paul College of Law,...

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