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Regional Oral History Office University of California

The Bancroft Library Berkeley, California

Governmental History Documentation Project
Earl Warren Oral History Project



Warren Burger
THE 1952 REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

An Interview Conducted By

Amelia Fry
in 1975



Copyright Cc\ 1987 by The Regents of the University of California



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and former Chief Justice Warren Burger, this manuscript is closed
until January 1, 1995.

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follows :



Warren Burger, "The 1952 Republican Convention,"
an oral history conducted in 1975 by Amelia Fry,
Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley,
1987.



Copy No.




Chief Justices of The Supreme Court Of The United States
Earl Warren (left) and Warren Burger



BURGER



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try. l!r,9; ni-ra |IH|> *ect. TSJ'HS. 1956-60
mrm study -et. on medirinal rlwns.. 196064;
mem Cancel rVmMli<ri|nr Ch-m. Panel. lP.se 60
eirnr Smith Kllm I French. Ijihi 1943 An
To!cco Cc, . l-,]-G3. PMIiii Murrli Int.. 196T .
Recipient Pasteur medal Pasleur 1ml. , Pirii.
France. IH'iS; Distlnpiilslird Srnicr aard Vt eet
Am. Cliem. Sac.. 1H81; Am. Phjrmareu'lcal Aim.
Foundation iward In medicinal chemistry, 1967
Mem Am. Chen. Soe. (elimn. div. ro-rlirinal chem
istry )1M). Am Snc Pliarma'-olity and F.iptl
Tneiaimilta. A A AS., Kipma XI. Alpha Chi Sit-
ma. Kin CM (lion.) Aullpnr: Medicinal ClieTrr*1ry.
revised odlUon. 1969. Contributor of .viirlr,
p.-ofl. Joun. Editor Jour Mnlirira] ChenKry.
I"',* - . Medicinal lieies-cl, Hi. me 1S1 Blue
Ridpe Hd . Charlottesvillt. Vi.

BURGER, Chnler, management eons.; b. Bk-
lyr... Jan. 10. 1H21; I Berjmnln W and Tereie
(Fellcman) B.: B.A.. Bklrn. Coll . 1M8: m Han
nan Kaufman. Jan JO. IMS: children Jeffrey Al-
Ira, Todd Ollvrr. Amy Louise; m. 3d. Nlnkl Hart.
Jan. t. lijt. With CHS Radio. 1941-45; visiullzer
CBS Television V'ri. I94MH. . nei fdllot
(i:5-TV. ir : 50 ! '.,;. '.:;:;. f-lrr ai
ilpj.tat editor. IK,! 1 53. tut. . ..il.T, rom.. |M:
writer-producer Omnibus propnui for Fort Found..
19/.4 51. corn Life ran . in:.:', pub. relations dept
Am Tel. 4 Tel Co., 1955: rub. relation rouniel.
ast. U> prer Rude.: and Finn. Inc.. )9.',5-57. rp.
charse plans. 19L7-60: pns. G.-.m'mlrstlora Coun-
si-lurs. pub. relations div. Intirpublle. Inc., N
V C.. mo- 62; pres ErMoni Office T'lripoiariet
Int. and asso. res.. ]o.fi3-65; p:in. Chester Burfer
* Co.. mcmt. and pub. relations rom., 1965 :
con. Coca-Cola Export Corp.: author. leetr. pub.
rtiallntf role in n::irli>linc. Dlr. X.Y. Interracial
RgunrtJ fur Hin. lir-poriiimty. !'.(;.-(.&. rhmn nat.
pub. relzlionj mm., trustee I'r'jin 1 i..pie. pub. re-
1-tions rljmn. Ynurip Prvt ' drvn . l!M"i US- rlir. N.V.
IHVetes Assn.. 1!ii:4-i:7. Sr-ver! irill, AUS 1"42-
46. Mem. Am. Pub. IWati'.n! Assn. (bd. dirt.
N.V. ehnt. 11-5P-60. F.as-.em v p. lyCO-tl, nat.
bd. dlrs 1!53-60). Pub. Ri-h!K>ri> Soc. Am. (dlr
11-61-63I. Author: P,.-YjvaJ In th F.j'rattft
Juntie. I!i64. Eunithtf I'nde; Firt. met; alto
artir;ri. Eilitor: Mike and Ri:ren Press Diie'torT
)!1S3. 54. .',0. font!* Klilor uar. Rev. Pub.
IMaliims. r'Vi-63. Piipular P.n.-c^Mpliv M(., H)B7-
6*. Pub. liel.-.tltins quar.. 1WE7 . Home: -41!
E. IStli Rt.. N.Y.r. 1UIKI3. Uffirt: 275 Mk,H-oo
Ai.. NY f. 10016

BURCER. J(amM) Wendell, blc.lcplst. edi.rator:
b. Phlla.. Mar. 1. 1910; s. Mirk Lft-iiold and Cfr.
Irude Uab IMrtT) B.; sturiem Albrhht Coll..
Krarimc. Pa.. IHI'7 29; A B.. Ha.rrfonl Toll
13!: A.M.. Uliieh l\. ]M3; Phi).. Prinrflnn.
1HS6; ir. Riilh K n-!:.nhrh J:me 26 li-37-
ehildri- Jarrr^ Mark. J^ilitb Ktith Mrm [tfjltl
Trinity Coll., Ha'Totd, C.nn.. )93R , prof W-
o)i). rhtin di-pt.. inn; . Jr 1-jfn^m M -rsan
rof.. 1H52 : mi* dir. Ml. P'sert Hand Bin]
Lihoraturr. 1J4R-51. .. 1.111-61, n,e:rher of M.
of .trijslrfr. 1^48- . \ire (rf.i.ielt l*fi3-6?-
ror.imr. Tonn. Col. und Nilunl History Survey.
li*66 ; >pl. rr-rrrh \erlcbrale lhvsiiilK> and
irrvbrste rrp'odnpti^ rvfles rhmn. rum Sfh
Nmlnc, Hanfnrri Hu>u.. ]:'43-67. hd dirs. hnjp
1HSC- Ftll.m A A. A S : r.i-m. Am. S,*. Z'mlo.
|i-t>. 1'hi l'.<".a K:i|i|'k. S:.-:ia Xi f nfbr (rtifies
l-rof!. li'U'S. IkM.f 21 <:: :l"r.t R(i.. tt r <! Hart-
lo'i. Ti-nn. (rfire: T'!n ty Tnl!.. Hsrtfnrd fonn
I'f'.UG.

BURCER. Jiijh ^.<rl. rel. orrirer VPMC" b
W.-ilr.rlfO. May 11. 1,*!; j. na-ci Walter and
Marr Drcker (Seilfwirkl B.; A.B.. C. Md.. 1P28:
n F-anrei Tioki F'feni. Dec 2!. Hit; thnaren
Ji)*eph Charles (TSMCI. and Elpjnor Kdf-lek.
r'mm:ioiil ".crond lieutenant ir. th* 1'SMC. !925.
ad.ancvd thn-uch fades lo It ceneral. 1S; ;
B'ficied ship< Athrtie nnd Parlfir fleets, also
Fli'iaMrJ Ir China, rubt. T.H.; jarlldrjated ortri-
I'r-ii C,-sMf*.t,-*l. Bra: ,:n1ln. .ii: Srath Ps-Iflc
ft'. l,'t:ir! War II; -i!ef jlill F"..et MiT'jie Forct.
Pi-:fit. 1HO-51; A D.C. Is: VI-'M Dli.. Et.
1!-.^; dir. M.-:ne TorpE B.. 1SC4- -. '''-Tic ren
I 'SMC IV."iii! p. : Kit. I'arri: !.: a nd. !":<. :.'-lne
Corps Bast. Cirrp I.iu.irie. IT,;. 2r! M.ir.ne PtT..
l.i7-5S: ri'md; fnura. Fi'et Mi:.:,, Forre. A:'.antle.
!!<f.f-61: ret. IWoiil u s.M (Na.y). hri.r.z^ Star
Medal. Ltler of Turmendation: Order Mil Merit.
Hrhl with told slar (Ki.rl. Mem. Kapna Alpha
Hubs: A*mr and NatT (Usshincion) : Ann\ and
VatT ri.^nlry. H.,rae inn!, O;-',fy R<!.. Vi-c!nll
It '. l i. Va.

BUBStR. W?jren E(arl). V 1 >r j i-'k T'S.:
b Si. Piui. Sent 17. I 1 *"; F. R.jXei .' ph mil
Ka-Vi:ine lScr.n::tscr) P. ; siu-l-nt V W.nr... 192o-
?7: I.L n. ira^ra r.:n- ;su<1<. Sv Pml Toll Ijw.

nsi: iT-ior of ij... M.frMi r-'n-n or u.-

1 ">; m Etie-a Strulr.l<rrc. Nil f. 1933. childim
IVade. Allto. Margaret Elizabeth A1rm;ed Ir Minn.
bar. 1931 : pinner Fa/icy. B.rcer. Mire t rnstelln
(and rte<ternser flmwi. l"T', K: Tienlty MiTrhell
f"!!. U IKJ1-4*: <: a;i\. c-n I'X. 1"^3-S6:
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t .;n'.r,-c prof. (".-Ml. Srh Aerr,.. f < n^U U
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Ion 1916 47: at to prea . dir aKmlnstm Uen
Aniline fc Film Corp-. N V C.. 1947-53. istt. If
prn I ni. SI. llirj 54. LSI we. Dept. of Del..
for manpower, from lHf.4 57. consultant for the
UN. DeiH of Slate. HUM. Kef.. While lloue. I'M
I'.S. Sniale; iicea.. dir Ttans World Airliner Inc..
1907: pres.. dir. An Machine 4 FouHry Co..
I u ri8, former chmn. bd., chief eiec. offcer; for
mer I'.S. amlixtsailor to Argentina; director of
American Airline*. Incorporated. Strted from 2(1 It.
lo col., tn flen Stiff SHAEF. AlrS. 1941-45.
Decorated Legion of Merit; L'Ordrc de Leopold with
palm. Croii Ie C.uerre with llm (Belgium); Order
lirit. Emiiire: legion of Honor. Croia de Guerre with
paim (France! : r S Dept. Def. and Armv hicheft
civilian aanU. Home' 2T> P.eechtree Lane. Pelham
Manor. N.Y.

BURGESS. Cetll Edmund, creator, iniill.-mili
i.in: li. llapiry. T.. Jan 21. I!i20; s John Wes
ley anil Sjlhe II M(i,nl) It; It S.. W. Tel State
t.. Canyon. 1"41. I'h.D.. f. Tel.. I!>51; m Cliu-
lotle June Sletrmon. Feb 20. !!'4e>, children
C.ranl Leu-Id. Carol Jean. Tclir.. SniUn (Tfl.l pllh.
sclts.. 1M41; instr math r. Tei.. 1H41-42 46-51;
nllli N.U3I flr.hunce l.ili: 1M4:'-4:v: mem family V.
1'l.ii.. in",] . p-of ir-tli . l"i:l . limn -Vpt..
1HC7 ; m. leclr. L. Wi.. llCrti-:.;; >n. mem.
lirsl. Awnaral Study. l:M>2-r.s, Mem ( ommn I'n-
ilernnul. Procnim in Math.. 11165-67. Served lo It
IJ.e.l I'SNII. l!i43-46. Mem Am Mjth Sue..
Math Assn Am Xat. Ci'iincil Trim Malli. Re
search in tfipolofij . .slnirtiirel of rontinua, MI.-I.M es in
Kucllilran spare. Ilium: 2236 Lopan Av. Salt Lake
Cily S41MS.

BURGESS. Charles Harrj. minine CO eiec ; b.
Rheriitu, Wye.. Apr. 3. IHIO; s. James Henry and
Mary Helen (HcKeyi R.; A.B.. Rar.ard 1DS1
A M.. ]'i:. Ph D.. 1-136: m Linda Cannon. May
24. 1H34 (div. ]o.r..4): children -Walter Pierce.
Heather. James Helvey. Pamela. Martht. m. 2d
Elisabeth Rlnslm Holiday. July 1. 1961- step
children-Donald A. Hailiday. Jr.. Barry Halliday.
Instr. geology Hanard. ]<434-3li: ti-olocist Ana
conda Coupe: Minir* Co., 1036 38: mine 1-ssee
and cons.. J!tS-41; analyst Ailminstm. Eiport
Control. ltd. Ei-on. Warfare, also dcp. chief alumi
num and mapii-sium sect OPA. 1&41-42; chief
wire, rod and har sect., aluminum and intcv-siuBi
div. WPII. 1042-44: peolopis: Hoover. Curtice ind
Ruby, X.Y.C.. 1044-4C. MA. Hsnraj Co.. 1 - 46-47-
dep. dir.. then dir. <tnir|rlc materials div. ECA
H'48-50: trcas. fnlted Eintric Coll Co.. Chto..
IH50-5S; dist. peolotist B'lr Creek Minlnf Co..
Mpls.. 11152-56. pres., dir. X.Y.C. and Sill Lake
City. ]"r,i;-60. no dlr.; t.p. eirjioritioD Kenne-
rotl Copper Corp.. 1!I60 - ; pres., dir B C Moly-
ldr-;,im Lid., It'iiS 66. no. dlr.; pres., dlr. Cobre
Csrihi. S.A.. l''(13-66. K,!n, (Stiliue) Mlnlnt
Mil.. S'ikme ("iiper l.tn.. 1M63- -. Cliccuela
Siilfu: (orp S A.. Keit-.f-on Fjcp.o-.'irin. Inc..
Kmn-mTI Pamna, In- : rtiai-man of tlie M-'d
Kr-nnt-ci,1l Explm. (AlKtralll) Pty. Ltd.: T p dlr
Xtnuemtt Coal Co.: nfficc: Miwrales Piiianoi
S.A.; dir. K-rmarctic F.xplnral i"rrs. Ltd.. Kennco
Eiploration (Can. I. Ltd.. Kmneo F.ip't.-atiom
(WVslernl. Ltd. N.C Ph^sptate Corp Kr: wcott
Eiplnc. ISW. Africil (Pty. I Ltd.. Bra: Tooth Min-
inp Co.. (7-nt l.-ik-s Expioration. In,-.. K^nn-rotl
Italia. S.p.A. Mrmlier of tlie vv-iiinp 'nrrimll-
1<*. llemttnenl of teoi.r;icl sc. lid Over-
v-e-s. ll."i.-r.l. 1"CS-B8 M"in. Am. Iml Mirilnn
r.curs.. Vl:iii,|: in ,l Metill. Soc . (V,c F'on C.eolo-
ti-t'. Hanaril C,:ad Soc. fo- Ad.anced Study im)
rarcl, P|,: Iir;a Kappa C'n'is: Mlrco Pr.lo. Har
vard of Ne York City. Home- 127 r-'iiiel Rd
Co roll. Conn Office: 161 E 42d St.. N.T t'

BURC-ESS. Charles McFetridie. mil. eiec b
rianston. Ill . Jin a. 196; s Fnnk A. and Man
E (M.Fetr'dBc) B.; studenl sch engrinf I' VTbl
in Ruth M-y Kendlll. Feb 1. 19If. children
Frank K .^Robert C With B^pess-Norton Mil. Co .

chmn.. 1W7 - . Meal. 'ill C-mmn. H : ,;>irr "<in'
I!'43-4.V 11! Ci.-mr. Y...nl,i.i: llfK ders. 1915-4t
nat. field .-l.:,ei S.nall Rns A.irr.4rt:m.. lB:j-S6:
li'm. 111. T'.tli II->. Co rrr;.. Ir-riC-rS. c^.i-TrJUl.
r*.V'-l:.X. li^-,.;.!!, Rir,,;! 1 ,,,!, \ s ;inna: Ci.r.nn'lon!
I n 44. r,2 S,:-.et! 3. lt I-. FA.. ll.S Armr. 117-
Ifl; a^ opt. FA.. III. N.C Officers Res Ccrpj
1H1P 28. inriiutrv i-hmn. inlct-atieo com. to: lank
track piMn. (lrii;gince Dept.. 1942-44. 51-59. Mem
Sal. Supdard pats Assn. (dir. 1927-29. |,re,ident
1931). Soc. Ammotht Enrn.. Am. Ler'.on (past r
and pos! c.mdr.l. V.FW.. Vrts. World Wir I
s.rma Alpha F.p.-'lon. Elk C:ul: 1 1>m< (Cenei
III.); AIIM.-.I ( i u,,iry. J';,.te:,U M'I-O-II Iril'-r. Le-.PUe
yui.ini. 111.: Clan. i. H,.me. 1717 ' p.-oirle Rd..
Ill Offi.e: Rr'ard and Pernn Sla.. Oen-sa. lii.
BURGISS. Conslanti H>ey, o.-fn. eift." b
I!"<ion. Oct. 12. llioti: d. Henry L. and Helen
(QinnUnl Hoey; m. NelMir A. Hiirfesi. Oct
10. 1935: eh.ldren Ro>n Melionald Constance
(Mrs. Noel Cuiettj). Jane (Mrs Louis PiAfiEin)
Holly n>tin Eic. sec. Allui.e frmieiii Roan.
lo."-2-(>3: eiec di:. Tnitarian 1':: ,-v.,!i Wn^.en'l

\Vi,-nei Vi.ie.-s iv:. : .' :.4; -r. M mind nit.
'rtu A.iul; r-)r. ,, n . Art,.. V-C2 . Clnb-
B"<:,.-. .-;.... c-v K .- ]n Er,,e-.,,n pi.
]:...l,,-, ni]]4. n'fjri: !;..,c -i gi BKoii
illicit,.

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f'i'f . Ma: 13 mi,-.: i C.-o:, - HeiLrui ail Ht-rlet
(Van T::;mp, I:.: IIS., lale. I9ii: E.D. (hoti I
(aw Ins! T .-:.. !!i-.0: m Helen C. ffleen. Jjne
6 rnu r:.. l:-r,-. C:air Lo:u r*ile of D: Rurt
W p.-:;:,,., (;- - c . Van 7-.mp Fi-idclk EneEB..

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Hope (U<iel R.. itulrnt Tnrdty Coll.. ClrramtoM.
S"iliand. l"2i-Sl; m Alice KliialieUi Clllirron.
Mir. 91, }t>4>; children -Armc. Kohin, Charlei.

Wllb I'nrr'.r ^(K| Nev.i.ji-r-v Ltd.. PUb. 1 tbUj

and 4 -ki> p.i"-r.. 1 '.(4 nnc Ar., rdltat-
In-chkf. I'Mfi - iliran Iciren Lid.. 1D.",H 68.
Border Teievjsinn l.lcl., 1H6I- - . Hd dm. Pret
Asm.. 1!'"'H.07. climn., ]U55. Justice of >>eaec,
dtp. It. Cmmly Cumli'-riand Emed lth Hrltlib
Arm;. 1929-45. Decorated Order llnllsb Empire,
Terrlt'irlal decorltiiia. M-m. Insl. Jyiirnalliu. Ad-
flieis Tlr Old Hall, Rucai liffe, larlisu. Knc

DURCISS. Jihn Meltllli. bltbop: b Grand Rap
Mi. Mich.. Mar. 11, ]WV. i Tlirooore Thomai
and Ethel Inei (Beverlrl B.; AH. U. Mien..
1930. MA.. 19S1. LH.D.. 1SS2; B.D.. Ej'i-rorna
Theol. Sch.. 1!I34: U..D.. St Auciisllne'i Coll.|e,
1963: m Esther J. Tarmr, Auc 2. 1"4J. children -
Julia Bcverbj. Marcaret O.MII Ordained to Biiniiur
Episropil rt. . 1934: vicar In Mich and Ohio. 1934-
46: Episcopal cliaplain Howard U.. 1H4A-S6: canon
Washincton Cathidral, ll*51-&6; archdeacon Bos
ton, upt. Epi>con>l City Mission. l;i:/.-B!; auf-
froin bisiiop Man., l'JC2 ; bfelvp nidjulor
Episcopal Diocoe MM. Memlxr crnlral tarn.
World Cr.imcl! Ois.. l.f-rnow. India. 1952. 4>1 3d
u. ...bly. S Iiilhl. Ii'dia. :!i: d-p "C. com
Epaiopal Ci... 1958, 61. Utm. (en U u"-< vei
Boston YMCA, Boston Com Fin. IleialKilE. mem.
Mass. ich. com. V.S. Commn. CMJ Ri;hu. Trustee
S:. AutusIine'J Coll.. Bileieli, N.C Mem. Oroefi I>li
Phi, Alpha Kappa Delta. Home: 46 Btrnirk Rd.,
Newton Centre 51. Mais. Office: 1 Joy St., Bostwi t.

BURGESS, Ll.rd Albert, constm. co CTCC :
b. Cnher, Ore, Ocl. 4. 1!'17: i. E<tell Eiinei and
ArrisU (Ditterlinel B.: B.S In Civil Exrint., Ore
SUte I'.. 1H39: m W:mda Marie (.:..:nrv. Dec. 18.
1955: children C.retury Scott. E;u.l*tb Anne. Jef
frey Lloyd: 1 son by previous mar.-iace. Jason M.
Entr.. C.E.. Pi.rDand, Ore.. 11)3!' 40. 41. entr.
Donjlas Aircraft Co.. 1940-41. Ti.'.evaler ASJO.
Oil Co.. 1!"41 42; pres. Burtess Con-fn. Co.. Falr-
I anks. Alaska, ]!I4C , no* chmn.; prn. Spruce
Ejii'pment, Inc.. Fjiir':unki. 11*55 64. n-e Inc..
Fairbanks. 1!I5.',-M . Alaska Ftelchi tines. li'SI'-eO:
dlr. Cimirele Pro'lucl* Alaska, nokiiaiuicn Inc..
Alaska Title L Giuiianle* Co.. Alaska Wc.-tem Life
Irs. Co. Chmn Al.isLi Rvp. Fu: irnr Cc-m.. l!5lj-62
del Rep. Nit. Cnnr.. lf'60. 64. E8, r,.n. m .
p'.atform com., ll.CS. mem Nat Rep Cum from
Alaska, ince 1364 . Srrved to It. i ,'mdr
I'SXR. 1M2-4C: 1TO Mem A-so. Cen Coo-
t.-acton (pres Alaska 19BOI. Am. Ut.on. Fair
banks C of C. Elk. ruin: Harbor. WV-niifton Ath
letic (Seattle). Home: 3!iO Hamiiton St.. Grsehl.
Fairtianki 'JS701 Office: 394 HamilMn SI C:aehl
Fairhanks, Alaska 99701.

BURGESS, dell. eiec. entr.: b M,:r..'e. Man..
Auc !. 1918; I Xeil arid Lucil (Piynei B.; B.S
in M-ch. Ernrine.. t. Kuchrstt:. 193. D S. In
Eiec Er.;riri t . M.S.. Mais Irett. Tech . ]P41; fti
Advi!n-ed M:mt. Program. Hi-vard. iy~'^, n. Eve
lyn. Rjtb Lent. Sept. 18. 19C; fh'Mrm -Nancy.
Susan. Mirk NfU. Cynthia PavTie. BeiKlj With
Gen Electric Co . 1939 -. bitinnlnt as dcsipi
enp.. successively turtojet encine project encr..
mgr. dt.ejopment operation, project mgr turbojet
eiiine. 1953-S7. mp. encine projefts 1939-58 mir
con.nil eiine oi,,:ations. On.. 1.-SS-62, tnrr.
We>!rrn lepnn rtef pMierams oi*-sl . 1962-68
mtr. ai-line :einli.ins. aircraft i-.tine t.-nup'
r'CP -. !:..-;;,ie.m Collier Tropl.j K-.-t lur rjevel
lur|,jet eisine. 115C. F lieu R..>aJ >.-o S.
IMO. Mloir Inst. Atro. Sds. (v.p. }orfr n.em
Soc. Aun.motive Emm.. Ttrfta D-lu Ou. Cluhs
Bel Air. Jorathan (Los Ai.tete). Hone: 1C45 H.
Amalfi Dr., Pacific Palisades. Ctl. Office: 6151
W Centur) Bld.. L Ant-le; 45.

BURGESS, Robert Miller, educator b Mt Cr-
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Warren Burger



PREFACE
INTERVIEW HISTORY



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I MINNESOTA'S STASSEN DELEGATION AND THE EISENHOWER CANDIDACY

II THE CONTESTED DELEGATIONS AND THE "FAIR PLAY RESOLUTION"

III EARL WARREN AND THE EISENHOWER CANDIDACY

IV STASSEN VERSUS TAFT'S CANDIDACY



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APPENDIX: A. Notes on an Informal Conversation After the Interview,
May 28, 1975: Brown v Board of Education in the
Vinson Court; The Supreme Court and the Media.
[A transcript of notes taped by Amelia Fry immediately
after the conversation, later corrected and expanded
by Chief Justice Burger.]



C. 1952 Republican Convention Chronology Used During
the Interview



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B. Chief Justice Burger's Response to the Solicitor
General and the Attorney General, at the Memorial
Proceedings for Mr. Chief Justice Warren, May 27, 1975,
in the Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. 35



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INDEX



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EARL WARREN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT



The Earl Warren Oral History Project, a special project of the Regional
Oral History Office, vas inaugurated in 1969 to produce tape-recorded interviews
vith persons prominent in the arenas of politics, governmental administration,
and criminal Justice during the Warren Era in California. Focusing on the years
1925-1953, the interviews vere designed not only to document the life of Chief
Justice Warren but to gain new information on the social and political changes
of a state in the throes of a depression, then a var, then a postwar boom.

An effort was made to document the most significant events and trends by
interviews with key participants who spoke from diverse vantage points. Most
were queried on the one or two topics in which they were primarily involved; a
few interviewees with special continuity and breadth of experience were asked to
discuss a multiplicity of subjects. While the cut-off date of the period studied
was October 1953, Earl Warren's departure for the United States Supreme Court,
there was no attempt to end an interview perfunctorily when the narrator's account
had to go beyond that date in order to complete the topic.

The interviews have stimulated the deposit of Warreniana in the form of
papers from friends, aides, and the opposition; government documents; old movie
newsreels; video tapes; and photographs. This Earl Warren collection is being
added to The Bancroft Library's extensive holdings on twentieth century California
politics and history.

The project has been financed by four outright grants from the National
Endowment for the Humanities , a one year grant from the California State Legis
lature through the California Heritage Preservation Commission, and by gifts from
local donors which were matched by the Endowment. Contributors include the former
law clerks of Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Cortez Society, many long-time sup
porters of "the Chief," and friends and colleagues of some of the major memoirists
in the project. The Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Foundation and the San Francisco
Foundation have Jointly sponsored the Northern California Negro Political History
Series, a unit of the Earl Warren Project.

Particular thanks are due the Friends of The Bancroft Library who were
instrumental in raising local funds for matching, who served as custodian for all
such funds, and who then supplemented from their own treasury all local contribu
tions on a one-dollar-for-every-three dollars basis.

The Regional Oral History Office was established to tape record autobiogra
phical interviews with persons prominent in the history of California and the
West. The Office is under the administrative supervision of James D. Hart,
Director of The Bancroft Library.

Amelia R. Fry, Director

Earl Warren Oral History Project



Willa K. Baum, Department Head
Regional Oral History Office



30 June 1976

Regional Oral History Office

1*86 The Bancroft Library

University of California at Berkeley



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EARL WARREN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT



Principal Investigators

Lawrence A. Harper
Ira M. Heyman
Arthur H. Sherry



Advisory Council

Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong*

Walton E. Bean*

Richard M. Buxbaum

William R. Dennes

Joseph P. Harris

James D. Hart

John D. Hicks*

William J. Hill

Robert Kenny*

Adrian A. Kragen

Thomas Kuchel

Eugene C. Lee

Mary Ellen Leary



James R. Leiby
Helen McGregor*
Dean E. Me Henry
Sheldon H. Messinger
Frank C. Newman
Allan Nevins*
Warren Olney III*
Bruce Poyer
Sho Sato

Mortimer Schwartz
Merrell F. Small
John D. Weaver



Project Interviewers

Miriam Feingold
Amelia R. Fry
Joyce A. Henderson
Rosemary Levenson
Gabrielle Morris



Special Interviewers

Orville Armstrong
Willa K. Baum
Malca Chall
June Hogan
Frank Jones
Alice G. King
Elizabeth Kirby
Harriet Nathan
Suzanne Riess
Ruth Teiser



*Deceased during the term of the project



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EARL WARREN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
(California, 1926-1953)

Single Interview Volumes

Amerson, A. Wayne, Northern California and Its Challenges to a Negro in the
Mid-29003, with an introduction by Henry Ziesenhenne. 1974, 103 p.

Breed, Arthur, Jr., Alameda County and the California Legislature: 1925-1958.
1977, 65 p.

Burger, Warren., The 19.52 Republican Convention. 1975, 52p. Sealed until 1995.

Carter, Oliver J. , A Leader in the California Senate and the Democratic Party,
1940-1950. 1979, 200 p.

Carty, Edwin L. , Hunting, Politics, and the Fish and Game Commission. 1975, 104 p.

Chatters, Ford, View from the Central Valley: The California Legislature, Water,
Politics, and The State Personnel Board, with an introduction by Harold
Schutt. 1976, 197 p.

Dellums, C. L. , International President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters and Civil Eights Leader, with an introduction by Tarea Pittman.


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