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Nomination of Earl Warren as Chief Justice

Dwight D. Eisenhower1954

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

After the sudden death of Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, President Dwight D. Eisenhower temporarily appointed Earl Warren to the Supreme Court. Since this occurred while the Senate was in recess, Eisenhower submitted his formal nomination three months later. Other presidents have used recess appointments to fill vacancies when the confirmation process stalls in the Senate.

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  • Title: Nomination of Earl Warren as Chief Justice
  • Creator: Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Date Created: 1954
  • Subject Keywords: Warren Court, presidency
  • Original Source: U.S. National Archives
  • Rights: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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