Warner Shippee began his undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota in 1933 and was active in anti-drill and anti-war activism. 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—including the Jacobins—and tangled with deans in his effort to establish their recognition as acceptable groups. He graduated in 1937.
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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