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President Nixon appointed Chief Justice Warren Burger to succeed retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1969. Burger presided over the Court until his own retirement in 1986.

President Nixon appointed William H. Rehnquist as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court in 1972; President Reagan elevated Rehnquist to Chief Justice in 1986, upon the retirement of Warren Burger. Chief Justice Rehnquist presided over the Court until his death from cancer in 2005.

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Chief Justice Warren Burger was nominated by President Nixon in 1969 and lead the Court until 1986, a tenure of slightly more than 17 years.

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Earl Warren was Chief Justice of the United States from 1953 until his retirement in 1969, a tenure of approximately sixteen years.

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