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Elmer Jacob Burkett

  • Birth 1 Dec 1867 Mills County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 23 May 1935 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Lot: Sec-13 Lot-3 Sp-6
  • Memorial ID 7267690

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Graduating from Tabor College Iowa, in 1890 he was the principal of the public schools in Leigh, Nebraska, (1890-92). Graduating from the law department of the University of Nebraska, in 1893, he was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a trustee of Tabor College, (1895-19050 and a member of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, (1896-98). In 1899, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until he resigned in 1905. He was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1905-11). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7267690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Jacob Burkett (1 Dec 1867–23 May 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7267690, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .