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Omar Truman Burleson

  • Birth 19 Mar 1906 Anson, Jones County, Texas, USA
  • Death 14 May 1991 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Anson, Jones County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 13774201

U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Cumberland University Tennessee, in 1929, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Gorman, Texas. He was the Jones County Attorney, (1931-34), judge of Jones County, (1934-40), special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (1940-41), secretary to Congressman Sam Russell of Texas, (1941-42) and general counsel for the Housing Authority, District of Columbia. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S.Navy, with service in the South Pacific Theater, (1942-46). In 1947, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress and reelected to the fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving until 1978. Not a candidate for reelection, he lived in retirement until his death at age 85.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
  • Added: 29 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13774201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Omar Truman Burleson (19 Mar 1906–14 May 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13774201, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Anson, Jones County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .