James Anthony Burke

James Anthony Burke

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 13 Oct 1983 (aged 73)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7252349 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Educated at Lincoln Preparatory School, he attended Suffolk University and was a registrar of vital statistics for the City of Boston. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (1937-43). During World War II, he served as a special agent in the Counter-intelligence, attached to the 77th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, in the South Pacific. After the war, he was a member of the Massachusetts general court for ten years, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (1947-55) and vice chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, for four years. In 1959, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress and to the next nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1979. Not a candidate for reelection, he lived in retirement until his death at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 7252349
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Anthony Burke (30 Mar 1910–13 Oct 1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7252349, citing Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .