Earl Warren

Mar 19, 1891 - Jul 9, 1974

Earl Warren was an American jurist and politician who served as the 30th Governor of California and later the 14th Chief Justice of the United States.
He is best known for the liberal decisions of the Warren Court, which outlawed segregation in public schools and transformed many areas of American law, especially regarding the rights of the accused, ending public school-sponsored prayers, and requiring "one man–one vote" rules of apportionment of election districts. He made the Supreme Court a power center on a more even basis with Congress and the Presidency, especially through four landmark decisions: Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Reynolds v. Sims, and Miranda v. Arizona.
He is also controversial for his involvement in the direction of the compulsory removal of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent from the West Coast to inland concentration camps, without any charges or due process, and with the eugenics, forced-sterilizations, and ethnic cleansing policies he enacted as Attorney General.
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“I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.”

Earl Warren
Mar 19, 1891 - Jul 9, 1974