WARREN, Earl (1891-1974), Los Angeles-born son of a Norweigan immigrant who worked for Southern Pacific Railroad. Earl Warren obtained a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1914, and worked as a lawyer before being elected as district attorney of Alameda County. Warren was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, 30th governor of California elected three times (1943-1953), and 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953-1966).
Earl Warren visited Santa Rosa Island several times as a guest of Ed Vail. Warren enjoyed deer hunting while he was governor, but after he became Chief Justice (1953-1969), he never visited the island again. He married Nina Palmquest Myers, a widow, in 1925. He adopted her son, and they had five more children. Earl Warren is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.