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Raymond Hugh BURKE

(1881-1954)

BURKE, Raymond Hugh, a Representative from Ohio; born in Nicholsville, Clermont County, Ohio, November 4, 1881; attended Jackson School; worked on a farm and in the village while studying to teach in rural schools; taught at Pendleton School near Point Pleasant in 1899 and 1900; student at Oberlin Academy and College 1900-1905; was graduated from the University of Chicago in 1906; taught in Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, 1906-1915; personnel and employment manager 1918-1923; secretary-treasurer of an automobile agency 1923-1926; special representative for an insurance company at Hamilton, Ohio, 1926-1954; mayor of Hamilton 1928-1940 and councilman 1928-1942; member of the State senate 1942-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; lecturer in the finance department of Miami University in 1949 and 1950; died in Hamilton, Ohio, August 18, 1954; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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