New fund honors Washington native

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2008

By Staff
Lindsay Warren’s career and life commended
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Lindsay C. Warren Jr. of Goldsboro, who is a native of Washington, was honored Sept. 9 by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.
The foundation formally announced the establishment of a Justice Fund in his name during a special ceremony at the N.C. Bar Center in Cary.
Warren is a past-president of the bar association and is a former state senator.
Warren was first married in 1948 to Grace J. Bowen of Washington. She died in 1988. In 1991, he married Mary Todd “Toddy” Smith MacKenzie, also of Washington.
Mayo said Warren is a remarkable, smart man.
Judge J. Dickson Phillips Jr., a 2007 Justice Fund honoree, presented the Lindsay C. Warren Jr. Justice Fund.
“He is an adornment to his profession and a great North Carolinian,” Phillips said.
A Justice Fund is a named endowment that honors those North Carolina lawyers, past and present, whose careers have demonstrated dedication to the pursuit of justice and outstanding service to the profession and the public. One or more contributors may establish a Justice Fund to honor a colleague, family member or friend.
Lawyers designated and honored by the creators of a Justice Fund receive special recognition in the form of a permanent plaque and biographical sketch maintained at the N.C. Bar Center.
One or more contributors may establish a Justice Fund to honor a colleague, family member or friend through a combined gift of $35,000.
The NCBA Foundation Endowment was established in 1987 to enable the foundation to fund programs and activities to serve the public and the legal profession. As of June 2008, the endowment had awarded grants totaling $3,035,635 for 407 projects.
Warren, 83, is the first son of Lindsay Carter Warren and Emily Harris Warren.
He was educated in the public schools of Washington through the 11th grade when his family moved to Washington, D.C. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1942.
In the fall of 1942, Warren enrolled as a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After completing his freshman year in June 1943, Warren enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was commissioned as an ensign and served for 18 months during World War II.
Upon completion of his service, he went back to UNC and graduated in 1948 with a bachelors degree in commerce. In 1951, he graduated from the UNC School of Law with honors.
Warren practiced law in Goldsboro for more than 50 years as a general civil practitioner.
Warren served as president of the NCBA in 1969-70 following service on the Board of Governors and as a member of numerous committees. In 1976, he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
In addition, Warren became a charter member of the NCBA General Practice Hall of Fame in 1989.
Warren served as a state senator in the N. C. General Assembly in the 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969 sessions. As a senator, he served as chairman of the Senate Courts and Judicial Districts Committee from 1965-68; as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee from 1969-70; as a member and chairman of the N.C. Courts Commission from 1963-69; as vice chairman of the N.C. Board of Higher Education from 1965-69; as a member of the N. C. Advisory Budget Commission from 1968-70; and as chairman of the Governor’s Study Commission on Structure and Organization of Higher Education from 1970-71.