|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1942|
|Death: ||May 13, 2013|
Lance W. Burr was born November 22, 1942, in Salina, the son of Sheldon and June Dahlberg Burr. Lance died May 13, 2013, at his home in Lawrence after a ten year battle with Parkinson's disease.
He grew up in Salina and graduated from Salina High School in 1961. He graduated from of the University of Kansas in 1965 and the University of Kansas School of Law in 1968. While at KU, he played tennis and was a Big Eight tennis champion in 1964 and was president of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity in 1965.
Lance was a longtime Lawrence attorney, activist, conservationist, environmentalist and landlord. He practiced law for many years and specialized in Native American Law. He worked as an assistant attorney general in Kansas and ran for attorney general on two occasions.
At one time, he was the attorney general for the Kickapoo Nation in Kansas and Nebraska. He also did legal work for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and the Sac and Fox tribes of Kansas. He was instrumental in obtaining rights for the Kansas Indian tribes to legalize reservation casinos with then Gov. Joan Finney. He also owned a small business, Restorations Unlimited, in Lawrence.
He was a member of the Kansas and Douglas County Bar associations. He was a co-founder and the first president of the Friends of the Kaw. He taught Native American Law at Haskell Indian Nations University. He argued cases in federal and state supreme courts for conservation issues, Indian federal and state rights, gaming laws, and the preservation of numerous historic and architecturally unique buildings in Douglas County. Lance had a lively sense of humor. He loved travel, music, animals, motorcycle riding and KU basketball.
He is survived by a daughter, Desiree' Burr; a son, Dustin Burr; his father, Sheldon Burr; brother, Steve Burr; two stepgrandchildren, Gus and Daisy Warren. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Sheldon E Burr (1917 - 2015)
June I Dahlberg Burr (1918 - 1975)
Steve Burr (1940 - 2016)*
Lance W Burr (1942 - 2013)
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Created by: Peace
Record added: May 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110631326