John Harley BURKE, Congress, CA (1894-1951)


BURKE, John Harley, a Representative from California; born in Excelsior, Richland County, Wis., June 2, 1894; moved to Milaca, Minn., with his parents in 1897, to San Pedro, Calif., in 1900, and to Long Beach, Calif., in 1909; attended the public schools; attended the University of Santa Clara and the law department of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles; was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Long Beach, Calif.; during the First World War served as a private, first class, in the Twelfth Training Battery, Field Artillery, Camp Taylor, Ky.; in 1921 engaged in the oil business as an independent producer; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; engaged in the real estate business in Long Beach, Calif., until his death there May 14, 1951; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present