06 Nov 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.
John Warner III Born
Parents Martha Budd and Dr. John Warner Jr. raised their son in Washington DC.
John Warner Enlists in the Navy
Shortly before his 18th birthday, Warner enlists in the US Navy leaving as a Petty Officer Third Class.
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.
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.
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.
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.