Warren Earl Burger Biography
(Former Chief Justice of the United States)
Birthday: September 17, 1907 (Virgo)
Born In: Saint Paul, Minnesota
A distinguished jurist, Warren Earl Burger was famous for his role as the 15th Chief Justice of the United States. He has the distinction of serving the longest term than any other Chief Justice, in the 20th century. His interest in politics and law started during childhood when he got hold of assorted law books and biographies of different American historical personalities. He is known to have given some revolutionary decisions, particularly on abortion, school integration, capital punishment and religious establishment. His education in law further encouraged him to take a job in law, which led him to politics, before finally culminating into a dream future. Rather than being involved with systematic application of legal principles, he was more inclined towards reforms and improvements in the justice process. In his 17-year tenure as the Chief Justice, he largely emphasized on providing improved training and education to lawyers and judges, apart from campaigning for increased salary packages for judges. Under his intellectual leadership, only criminal cases saw strong conservative views as compared to other issues where he was cautiously conservative.