Robert W. Warren

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Robert W. Warren
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
In office
August 1, 1991 – August 20, 1998
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
In office
October 30, 1989 – May 18, 1996
Appointed byWilliam Rehnquist
Preceded byJohn A. Field Jr.
Succeeded byLaurence Silberman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
In office
August 31, 1986 – August 1, 1991
Preceded byJohn W. Reynolds Jr.
Succeeded byTerence T. Evans
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
In office
August 27, 1974 – August 1, 1991
Nominated byRichard Nixon
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byRobert Emmet Tehan
Succeeded byRudolph T. Randa
37th Attorney General of Wisconsin
In office
January 6, 1969 – August 27, 1974
GovernorWarren P. Knowles
Patrick Lucey
Preceded byBronson La Follette
Succeeded byVictor A. Miller
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
January 1965 – January 1969
Preceded byLeo P. O'Brien
Succeeded byMyron P. Lotto
Personal details
Born
Robert Willis Warren

(1925-08-30)August 30, 1925
Raton, New Mexico
DiedAugust 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 72)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resting placeMount Olive Cemetery
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Laverne Voagen (m. 1948–1998; died 2011)
ChildrenCheryl W. (Sensenbrenner)
Treva W. (Livesey)
Tara
Iver E.
Gregg A.
Lyle D.
MotherClara D. (Jolliffe) Warren
FatherGeorge R. Warren
EducationMacalester College (B.A.)
University of Minnesota (M.A.)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1943–1946
Unit95th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsPurple Heart

Robert Willis Warren (August 30, 1925 – August 20, 1998) was a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He had previously served as Attorney General of Wisconsin and represented Brown and Calumet Counties in the Wisconsin State Senate.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Raton, New Mexico, Warren received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in 1950, a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1951, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1956. He was in the United States Army, 95th Infantry from 1943 to 1946. He served in Europe during World War II and was wounded in France, receiving a Purple Heart. He became a Foreign affairs officer in the United States Department of State from 1951 to 1953.[1] Warren practiced law in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, from 1956 to 1957, and then moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he practiced law from 1957 to 1959. He was an assistant district attorney of Brown County, Wisconsin from 1959 to 1961, and became district attorney from 1961 to 1965. Warren was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1965 to 1969. From 1969 until his resignation in 1974, he was Attorney General of Wisconsin.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Warren was nominated by President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin vacated by Judge Robert Emmet Tehan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 22, 1974, and received his commission on August 27, 1974. He served as Chief Judge from 1986 to 1991. He was appointed a Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review by Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1989, serving until 1996. He assumed senior status on August 1, 1991. His service terminated on August 20, 1998, due to his death in Milwaukee.[3][4][1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Robert Willis Warren at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1973,' Biographical Sketch of Robert W. Warren, pp. 6–7
  3. ^ Index to Politicians: Warren. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Warren, Robert W. 1925. Wisconsinhistory.org. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang. "Robert W. Warren, 72, Wisconsin Federal Judge". New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bronson La Follette
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1969–1974
Succeeded by
Victor A. Miller
Preceded by
Robert Emmet Tehan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
1974–1991
Succeeded by
Rudolph T. Randa
Preceded by
John W. Reynolds Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
1986–1991
Succeeded by
Terence T. Evans
Preceded by
John A. Field Jr.
Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Laurence Silberman