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Laurence Junior BURTON

(1926-2002)

BURTON, Laurence Junior, a Representative from Utah; born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, October 30, 1926; graduated from Ogden High School in 1944; enlisted in the United States Navy Air Corps and served from January 1945 to July 1946; graduated from Weber College at Ogden, Utah, in 1948, from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 1951, and from Utah State University at Logan in 1956; took postgraduate work at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, Washington, D.C., in 1957 and 1958; public relations director and athletic manager at Weber College, 1948-1956; regional director for American College Public Relations Association in 1954 and 1955; editor of National Junior College Athletic Association magazine, 1951-1961; legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Henry Aldous Dixon in 1957 and 1958; assistant professor of political science at Weber College, 1958-1960; administrative assistant to Utah Governor George Dewey Clyde, 1960-1962; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970, but was an unsuccessful nominee in 1970 to the United States Senate; died on November 27, 2002, in Ogden, Utah.

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

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