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Edward BURNETT

(1849-1925)

BURNETT, Edward, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., March 16, 1849; attended St. Paul’s School; was graduated from St. Mark’s School, Southboro, Mass., in 1867 and from Harvard University in 1871; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Southboro, Mass.; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; general manager of Flosham Farms, Madison, N.J., 1892-1900; became engaged as a farm architect in New York City from 1900 to 1925; died in Milton, Mass., November 5, 1925; interment in St. Mark’s Churchyard, Southboro, Mass.

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

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