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Parents > United States > U.S. Supreme Court
OfficeSupreme Court
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline September 30, 1953 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 30, 1953 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close March 01, 1954 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 01, 1954 - 12:00pm
Term End June 23, 1969 - 12:00pm
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler November 01, 2005 06:19pm
Data SourcesNew York Times 3/2/1954. The Senate took a voice vote.
Description Named to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower during a recess of Congress in 1953. Confirmed by the Senate in 1954.

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Senator William Langer (R-ND) held up the vote on Warren's confirmation for seven weeks in the Judiciary Committee (where he was the chairman). Langer felt that Warren was unfit to serve as Chief Justice. When the voice vote took place, Langer abstained.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won06/20/1946
NameFrederick M. "Fred" Vinson Votes1 (100.00%)
Term06/20/1946 - 09/08/1953 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won06/23/1969
NameWarren E. Burger Votes74 (96.10%)
Term06/23/1969 - 09/26/1986 Margin71 (+92.21%)
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