He was the son of Alvah Waterman Burlingame (1835-1921) and Angeline (Chichester) Burlingame (1840-1925).
Burlingame was a member of the New York State Senate (8th D.) in 1909 and 1910. On November 30, 1910, he married Emilie A. Butler (c.1886-1972), and they had two children.
He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 17th D.) in 1914; and was Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs.
He was again a member of the State Senate from 1915 to 1922, sitting in the 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st, 142nd, 143rd, 144th and 145th New York State Legislatures.
In September 1935, he was appointed as a city magistrate; and in December 1935 to the Court of Special Sessions.
Emilie Alletta Butler Burlingame
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