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 George Burnham

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George Burnham

  • Birth 28 Dec 1868 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 28 Jun 1939 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot Cathedral Mausoleum, Corridor E-3, Private Room B
  • Memorial ID 10788827

U.S. Congressman. In 1881, he came to America, located in Minnesota and began his business experience in merchant retail. In 1903, he came to San Diego, California, followed the real estate business, was an executive head in many banking institutions and involved political affairs. As a Republican district candidate in 1932, he was elected to the seventy-third Congress and re-elected to the seventy-fourth, serving March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1937. In the Congress Legislative, he was responsible for the measures passed in adding U.S. Naval expenditure on the west coast prior to WW II. His other public services included; being a member of the Honorary Commercial Commission to China in 1910, member of the San Diego Library Commission 1926-1932, the San Diego Scientific Library 1926-1932, a member of the City Council and as vice-president of the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-1916 and the 1935-36 Exposition.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 15 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10788827
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Burnham (28 Dec 1868–28 Jun 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10788827, citing Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .