Warren, Earl


California Governor Warren expresses thanks to a prominent California woman after his 2nd gubernatorial reelection victory


Autograph ID: 7110
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1891-1971) California Governor 1943-53, one of only 2 people to be elected Governor of California 3 times (the other being Jerry Brown). 1948 GOP VP candidate with Dewey. Chief Justice 1953-69, noted for opinions outlawing racial segregation in schools (Brown v. Board of Education, 1954), requiring state legislative reapportionment (Reynolds v. Sims, 1964), protecting rights of criminal suspects (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966), etc. Chaired Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President Kennedy.

TLS as Governor on his 10 ½ x 7 ¼ letterhead with gilt State seal at top left, Sacramento, November 29 1950, to Mrs. Edward Cronwall, Sonora, Calif. Warren thanks Mrs. Cronwall for her efforts in his (2nd) reelection campaign. That so many were willing to work to continue his administration is a source of deep satisfaction to him, and Warren will always be grateful to all “who helped bring about our splendid victory” and shall continue to do his best to merit the confidence of all Californians.

“The Big House” was built for major California realtor C.G. Segerstrom on the very highest point of the rocky hilltop known as Knowles Hill. By late 1927. The Big House was ready for the Segerstrom family which included their daughter Martha. Their guests included Herbert Hoover, Wendell Willkie, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Wallace Beery, California US Senator Hiram Johnson and Governor Earl Warren, Ohio Senator Robert Taft, Helen Keller, and others. The Segerstroms aided in preserving the town of Columbia as a State Park, and when Gov. Earl Warren came to participate in the opening ceremonies on July 15, 1945, he spent the night at Knowles. Following a brief use of Knowles Hill by Martha and her husband Edward Cronwall (manager of the Sonora Inn, a Segerstrom property), Martha’s brother and his family moved into the house in 1953.”
Type: Letter

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