U.S. Senator John Warner

John Warner is a former United States Senator who represented the state of Virginia for five terms, serving from 1979 to 2009. Since retiring, Senator Warner has rejoined the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he was employed prior to joining the U.S. Department of Defense.

Senator Warner served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and is a veteran of World War II. Senator Warner spent his early life in Washington, D.C. and after serving one year in the Navy following his graduation from high school, attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated from in 1949.

Senator Warner went on to study law at the University of Virginia, though he postponed his legal education to again support the nation in the Korean War. Upon his return, Senator Warner resumed his legal studies taking classes at the George Washington University, receiving his degree in 1953.

He went on to clerk for Chief Judge E. Barrett Prettyman of the U.S. Court of Appeals and in 1956 he became an assistant U.S. attorney.