Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Warren, Earl (1891–1974)

President Eisenhower appointed Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1953. Warren attended UC Berkeley, earning both his B.A. and J.D. degrees. He practiced briefly in San Francisco and became Alameda County district attorney in 1925, winning three subsequent elections. He served three terms as governor of California before becoming a justice. Among the most important rulings of the Warren Court were Brown v. Board of Education, the upholding of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Miranda v. Arizona, and Gideon v. Wainwright. He retired in 1969.