Senator John Warner

Senator John Warner

Senator John Warner is a huge reason Providence made it to old town. Throughout his life, be it in the military or a public servant, Warner strove to make the a difference in the world.

February 18, 1927

John Warner III Born

Parents Martha Budd and Dr. John Warner Jr. raised their son in Washington DC.

January, 1945

John Warner Enlists in the Navy

Shortly before his 18th birthday, Warner enlists in the US Navy leaving as a Petty Officer Third Class.

October, 1950

Warner Joins the Marine Corps (Reserves)

After serving in Korea as a ground aircraft maintenance officer, he continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves where he reached the rank of Captain.


John Warner Graduates Law School

Warner attended Washington and Lee for his undergrad, then attended the University of Virginia Law School. After taking classes at George Washington University, he received his degree from UVA.

February, 1969

Nixon Appoints Warner Under Secretary of the Navy

Warner served until 1972 when he became Secretary of the Navy and then appointed Director of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

November, 1978

US Senator Warner

Warner first ran for senate in 1978 beating the former Attorney General of Virginia, Andrew P. Miller. He served until January 3rd, 2009. He was one of the longest serving Senators in Virginia History


Across the Aisle

Warner was not hesitant to go against the grain. As a Republican Senator, he was a supporter of gun control, stem cell research, protections for LGBT folks, and many other things. One of his major accomplishments included socialized healthcare for veterans.

May 25, 2021

Warner’s Death

At his home in Alexandria, a place he considered his hometown, Warner passed away. President Joe Biden, Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, and Admiral Michael Mullen spoke at his funeral.

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