Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Earl Warren

Earl Warren, 1955

October 5th marks the anniversary of Earl Warren’s swearing-in as the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1953. He would sit until 1969.

The “Warren Court” presided over a major shift in American constitutional jurisprudence, with Warren writing the majority opinions in landmark cases such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Reynolds v. Sims (1964), Miranda v. Arizona (1966) and Loving v. Virginia (1967).

He is, as of 2019, the last Chief Justice to have served in an elected office before entering the Supreme Court, and is generally considered to be one of the most influential Supreme Court justices and political leaders in the history of United States. Read more (Wikipedia).

In 1964, Macmillan published The Warren Court with photographs by Yousuf Karsh, and text by John P. Frank, an American lawyer and scholar involved in landmark civil rights, school desegregation, and criminal procedure cases before the United States Supreme Court.