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Governor of Missouri , Lawyer

Warren Eastman Hearnes, American lawyer, Former Governor of Missouri. Bar: Missouri 1952. Recipient Edwin P. Hubble Medal, 2005. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1946-1949. Member American, Missouri bar associations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Masons, Shriners, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Hearnes, Warren Eastman was born on July 23, 1923 in Moline, Illinois, United States. Son of Earle B. and Edna May (Eastman) Hearnes.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1946. Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri, 1952.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), College Osteopathy & Surgery, Kirksville, Missouri. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Missouri.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Cent Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Rockhurst College.

Career

Member Missouri House of Representatives from Mississippi County, 1951-1961, majority floor leader, 1957, 59. Secretary of state State of Missouri, 1961-1965, governor, 1965-1973. Executive director South Missouri Legal Services, Inc., Charleston, 1981—1997.

Judge 33rd Judicial Circuit, 1980—1981. Attorney-at-law

Chairman National Governor Conference. President Council State Government.

Member Advisory Committee Intergovernmental Relations. Delegate Democratic National Convention.

Achievements

  • Bar: Missouri 1952.

Religion

Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

Politics

Baptist churches should celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within its membership.

Views

All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1946-1949. Member American, Missouri bar associations, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Masons, Shriners, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Betty Sue Cooper, July 2, 1948. Children: Lynn, Leigh, Julia B.

father:
Earle B. Hearnes

mother:
Edna May (Eastman) Hearnes

spouse:
Betty Sue Cooper

children:
Lynn Hearnes

Leigh Hearnes

Julia B. Hearnes