Contemporary press report:
The wife of Warren E. Burger, retired Chief Justice of the US, died in her sleep on Mon, a spokeswoman for Supreme Court said. She was 84 years old and lived in Alexandria, VA. She had a cardiac condition for years, the spokeswoman, Toni House, said on Monday.
She was an amateur water colorist and a trustee of the National Symphony. She grew up in St Paul, Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota and was a grade school teacher in St Paul before her marriage in 1933.
The Burgers moved to Washington, DC during the Eisenhower administration, when Burger was appointed Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department's Civil Division. He was named Chief Justice in 1969 and retired in 1985 to head the Bicentennial Commission.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 children, Margaret Mary Rose and Wade, and 2 grandchildren.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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