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us: Burke, James Francis, 1867-1932

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        Petroleum Center, Pa.
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        Washington, D.C.
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        Washington, D.C.
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    • found: Proceed. of the tenth Republic. Nat'l Convention ... 1892: t.p. (James F. Burke, of Pennsylvania)
    • found: Official proceed. of the eleventh Republic. Nat'l Convention ... 1896: t.p. (James Francis Burke, of Pittsburg, Pa., Official Stenographer)
    • found: OCLC database, 3/16/98 (hdg.: Burke, James Francis, 1867-1932; usage: James Francis Burke, James F. Burke)
    • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed Mar. 9, 2015 (Burke, James Francis, Representative from Pennsylvania; b. Petroleum Center, Venango County, Pa., October 21, 1867; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1892; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; secretary of the Republican National Committee in 1892, resigning during the same year to devote his entire time to his duties as president of the American Republican College League; appointed by President Harrison to codify the navigation laws of the United States; officer of, or a delegate to, the Republican National Conventions from 1892 to 1924, with the exception of the year 1912; appointed a delegate to the Parliamentary Peace Conference at Brussels in 1905; elected as a Republican to 59th and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Education (61st Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; United States Government director of War Savings during the First World War; resumed the practice of law; elected general counsel of the Republican National Committee in December 1927 and served until his death; parliamentarian of the Republican National Convention at Kansas City, Mo., in 1928; died in Washington, D.C., August 8, 1932)
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