The first U.S. Navy ship named for Earl Warren. Born on 19 March 1891 in Los Angeles, Calif., Earl Warren served in the U.S. Army during WWI, rising to the rank of 1st lieutenant, and later became a county district attorney. He won election to his home state’s governorship, holding that position from 1943 until 1953, and was then appointed chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Warren led the Court through many landmark cases dealing with race, justice, and representation. He is credited with helping end school segregation with the court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, stating “in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” Warren died on 9 July 1974 in Washington, D.C. For additional information see Earl Warren (1891–1974) at Earl Warren College at the University of California, San Diego: https://warren.ucsd.edu/about/biography.html.
On 30 June 2016, the Navy awarded General Dynamics National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., the contract to build fleet replenishment oiler (AO-207) at its Barrio Logan facility at San Diego, Calif. Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr., announced the assignment of the name Earl Warren to T-AO-207 during a ceremony at the District of Columbia city hall in Washington, D.C., on 14 December 2016.
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
22 December 2016