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John Warner papers-addition 3 oral history interview

 Unprocessed Material — Box: ViU-2023-0052_001
Identifier: ViU-2023-0052

Content Description

This addition to MSS 10191, John W. Warner Papers, contains two copies of oral history interview transcripts conducted by Betty Koed, the United States Senate Historian and Head of the United States Senate Historical Office, with Senator John W. Warner. The interviews were conducted between 2014 and 2017, and the subject matter ranges from Warner's service as a seventeen-year-old sailor in World War II to his Congressional career. This includes his role in the Nixon campaigns of 1960 and 1968, Warner's campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1978, and his four successful bids for re-election. He remarks on his colleagues in the Senate, his collaborative work with Presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and bonds formed on the Armed Services Committee. He also recounts specific events and issues related to Virginia, as well as significant national events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath. Interspersed are stories related to his personal life and family. John W. Warner (1927-2021) attended Washington & Lee University and attained his LLB from the University of Virginia School of Law. He then entered the United States Navy, becoming a Petty Officer Third Class before transferring to the Marine Corps as a Captain, serving in the Second World War and the Korean War. He served as the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and then five terms as a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1979 to 2009. Warner served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1999 to 2001 and again from 2003 to 2007. He also served as the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee from 1995 to 1999.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Betty Koed, 24 February 2023.

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: December 10, 2014 to November 9, 2017



0.2 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter-sized file box)


Two bound books