UVA Renames Building To Honor Late GOP Sen. John Warner

NORFOLK, VA - MARCH 15: Former U.S. Sen. John Warner tours the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the Battleship Wisconsin on March 15, 2013 in Norforlk, Virginia.. Warner is attending the keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785). Warner has served as an undersecretary of the Navy, a U.S. senator, a Marine Corps officer during the Korean War and  as a Navy petty officer in World War II. PCU John Warner is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. (Photo by Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Meshel/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The University of Virginia has officially renamed a building after former Navy Secretary and Virginia GOP Sen. John Warner.
  • Warner died on May 25, 2021.
  • He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and volunteered for military service in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
  • Warner later earned his law degree at the university.
  • President Richard Nixon later named Warner undersecretary of the Navy, then promoted him to secretary. He later served five terms as a senator for the commonwealth of Virginia.

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