Charles Warren papers
- 1885 - 1954
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In 1893, Warren served as private secretary to Massachusetts Governor William E. Russell, and the following year he was a founder of the Immigration Restriction League. From 1905 to 1911, he served as chairman of the Massachusetts State Civil Service Commission.
In 1914, Warren was appointed assistant attorney general of the United States. He became an expert on the problems of neutrality and international law, and argued or briefed 39 cases before the Supreme Court before resigning the post in 1918. After the war, Warren served as special master for several Supreme Court cases involving boundary lines and water rights.
A prolific and influential writer, Warren's works included The History of the Harvard Law School and Early Legal Conditions in America (1909), History of the American Bar, Colonial and Federal, to 1860 (1911), as well as numerous articles in law journals, and lighter works, including short stories. His 3-volume The Supreme Court in United States History (1922), won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1923.
During WWII, Warren served on the President's War Relief Control Board. After the war, he retired from public affairs.
-Warren died in Washington on August 16, 1954.
- SERIES 1: Materials re: cases. Boxes 1 - 11
(Briefs, reports, etc. that pertain directly to cases inwhich CW was involved.)
- SERIES 2: Research materials. Boxes 12 - 23
(Typed mss., clippings, notebooks, scattered notes)
- SERIES 3: Printed articles Boxes 24 - 35
(by CW and others)
- SERIES 4: Correspondence Box 36
(mostly memoirs written by HLS graduates ofthe mid-19th century, solicited by CW for his History of the HarvardLaw School. Also letters collected primarily for autograph value,many from Supreme Court Justices. For more correspondence, see seriesV.)
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- Warren, Charles. Papers, 1885-1954: Finding Aid.
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