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Frank Welsh BURKE

(1920-2007)

BURKE, Frank Welsh, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., June 1, 1920; educated in parochial schools of Louisville and St. Xavier High School; attended the University of Southern California; Ph.B., Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1942; J.D., University of Louisville, 1948; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, World War II, 1942-1946; assistant city attorney of Louisville, Ky., 1950-1951, director of public safety of Louisville in 1952; executive assistant to the mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1952-1953; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 1957-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; mayor of Louisville, Ky., 1969-1973; died on June 29, 2007, in Louisville, Ky.

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

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