As a student, Warner Shippee was active in Anti-Drill and Antiwar activism, and a Jacobin who challenged the University’s administration. He was one of the first students to claim that as a conscientious objector he should be allowed to substitute physical education for drills. He was active in a number of left-wing student groups and tangled with deans in his effort to seek approval for them to be recognized as acceptable groups. He graduated in 1935.
Shippee’s career focused on housing, redevelopment and city planning. He served as Executive Director of the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority and worked within the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
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