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Warren C. Birmingham Education Collection, Guide to the
MC.89  
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Description
This is a multiple format collection containing ephemera related to the primary and secondary education of Warren Cooper Birmingham in Sacramento, California. Grade reports, commencement information, diplomas, and a portrait photograph maintain a brief record of Birmingham's education and, to a lesser extent, that of his brother Gordon Birmingham.
Background
Warren Cooper Birmingham was born in Contra Costa County, California on December 22, 1939 to Wilbert and Joyce Birmingham. Birmingham was educated in Sacramento, California where he attended El Dorado Elementary School and Sacramento Senior High School. At Sacramento Senior High School, he was a member of the school's R.O.T.C. Battalion as well as the Sabre and Rifle Team. He graduated on June 12, 1957. Birmingham went on to attend Sacramento City College. During his time at the college, Birmingham served as the president of the Amateur Radio Club and competed in a charity event called The Ugly Man Contest to raise money for the Sacramento Children's Home. Birmingham joined the U.S. Army in January of 1962 and served until December of 1964. He served in Vietnam during wartime and obtained the rank of Specialist 5th class. After leaving the armed services, Birmingham settled in Sunny Vale, California. He passed away on January 7, 2003. He was interred at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Warren Birmingham's brother Gordon Birmingham was born on May 25, 1943. He also attended Sacramento Senior High School, graduating in 1961. Gordon Birmingham married his wife, Carole, in 1975.
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0.04 Linear Feet 1 Folder