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J. Herbert Burke
Birth: Jan. 14, 1911
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1993
Fern Park
Seminole County
Florida, USA

US Congressman. Graduating from Northwestern University and earning his law degree at Kent School of Law in Chicago, he practiced law until enlisting in the Army serving as a Captain during World War II. He received a bronze Star and the Purple Heart after being wounded in France. After being discharged from the Army, he resumed his law practice in Chicago until moving to Florida in 1949. He ran for the Broward County Commission in 1959 and became the first Republican elected to public office in that area. From 1956 to 1958 he served as commission chairman. In 1966 he became one of the first Republican congressmen from Florida since the Reconstruction era. He served on the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse Control, the House of Administration Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific Affairs. He retired in 1978 after losing re-election.  (bio by: C) 
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  Evelyn Krumtinger Burke (1918 - 1996)
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec. 8 Grave 9853
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31541750
J. Herbert Burke
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
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