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Former Sen. John Warner

Republican  •  Virginia 5 Terms  •  Sworn In 1979
Last Term 2003 - 2009 View All

Virginia Senator John Warner (born February 18, 1927) was raised in Washington, D.C. where he attended the elite St. Albans School. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1945, shortly before his 18th birthday. He served until the following year, leaving as a Petty Officer 3rd Class. He then attended Washington and Lee University and was awarded a B.S. degree in basic engineering sciences in 1949. Warner then entered the University of Virginia Law School.

He joined the Marines in October 1950, after the outbreak of the Korean War, and served in Korea as a ground officer with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. He continued in the Marine Corps Reserves after the war, eventually reaching the rank of captain. He then resumed his studies, receiving his law degree in 1953. That year, he became a law clerk to Chief Judge E. Barrett Prettyman of the United States Court of Appeals. In 1956 he became an assistant US attorney; in 1960 he entered private law practice. Read More...

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