Robert W. Warren

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Robert W. Warren
37th Wisconsin Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Bronson La Follette
Succeeded by Victor A. Miller
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
Preceded by Leo P. O'Brien
Succeeded by Myron P. Lotto
Personal details
Born August 30, 1925
Raton, New Mexico
Died August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 72)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Republican Party of Wisconsin
Spouse(s) Laverne D. Voagen
Profession attorney, judge

Robert Willis Warren (August 30, 1925 – August 20, 1998) was a United States federal judge and politician from Wisconsin.

Warren was born in Raton, New Mexico. He received a B.A. from Macalester College in 1950, an M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1951, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1956. He was in the United States Army, 95th Infantry from 1943 to 1946. He served in Europe during World War II and was wounded in France, receiving a Purple Heart. He became a Foreign affairs officer in the State Department from 1951 to 1953.[1]

Warren practiced law in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, from 1956 to 1957, and then moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he practiced law from 1957 to 1959. He was an assistant district attorney of Brown County from 1959 to 1961, and became district attorney from 1961 to 1965. Warren was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1965 to 1969. From 1969 until his resignation in 1974, he was Attorney General of Wisconsin.[1]

In 1974 until his retirement in 1998, Warren was an U.S. District Court judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.[2][3] He was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon on August 8, 1974, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Tehan. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 22, and received his commission on August 27, 1974. He became chief judge of that court in 1986, and assumed senior status on August 1, 1991. He retired in August 1998 and died later that month in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was survived by his wife Laverne Warren, his six children, and his 12 grandchildren. [1][4]



  • Biographical sketch of Robert W. Warren, Wisconsin Blue Book, 1970