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John William WARNER

(1927- )
Senate Years of Service:
1979-2009
Party:
Republican

WARNER, John William, a Senator from Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1927; attended schools in Washington, D.C. and Virginia; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; graduated, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1949; served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict 1950-1952; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1952-1956; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1953; cattle farmer; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar in 1953 and commenced practice the same year; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit 1953-1954; assistant United States attorney 1956-1960; Under Secretary, United States Navy 1969-1972; Secretary, United States Navy 1972-1974; administrator, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1978 for the term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor on January 2, 1979, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Scott for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses [September 12, 1995-January 3, 1999]), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Sixth Congress; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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