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 John Burke Jr.

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John Burke Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Death
14 May 1937 (aged 78)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID
30951639 View Source

Governor of North Dakota and Treasurer of the United States. Born to Irish immigrant parents, he graduated from Iowa State University with a law degree in 1886. He practiced law in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and was elected to both the North Dakota House of Representatives and State Senate. Nominated for Governor in 1906, his highly energetic campaigning and stirring oratory brought about his election as a Democrat. Reelected twice, he enacted a full gamut of Progressive legislation, including pure food, seed and sanitation laws, public utilities control laws, child labor laws, and a corrupt practices act. He was appointed Treasurer of the United States by President Woodrow Wilson, serving from 1913 to 1921. He served as Chief Justice of North Dakota twice, from 1929 to 1931, and again from 1935 to 1937. In 1963, a statue of Burke was chosen to represent North Dakota in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

Governor of North Dakota and Treasurer of the United States. Born to Irish immigrant parents, he graduated from Iowa State University with a law degree in 1886. He practiced law in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and was elected to both the North Dakota House of Representatives and State Senate. Nominated for Governor in 1906, his highly energetic campaigning and stirring oratory brought about his election as a Democrat. Reelected twice, he enacted a full gamut of Progressive legislation, including pure food, seed and sanitation laws, public utilities control laws, child labor laws, and a corrupt practices act. He was appointed Treasurer of the United States by President Woodrow Wilson, serving from 1913 to 1921. He served as Chief Justice of North Dakota twice, from 1929 to 1931, and again from 1935 to 1937. In 1963, a statue of Burke was chosen to represent North Dakota in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 28 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 30951639
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30951639/john-burke: accessed ), memorial page for John Burke Jr. (25 Feb 1859–14 May 1937), Find a Grave Memorial ID 30951639, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.