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James A. Burke (Massachusetts politician)

 

James A. Burke (Massachusetts politician)

James A. Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1979
Preceded by Tip O'Neill
Succeeded by Brian Donnelly
Personal details
Born (1910-03-30)March 30, 1910
Boston, Massachusetts
Died October 13, 1983(1983-10-13) (aged 73)
Boston, Massachusetts

James Anthony Burke (March 30, 1910 – October 13, 1983) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts from 1959 to 1979.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in the Boston public schools and Lincoln Preparatory School and attended Suffolk University. Burke served as the registrar of vital statistics for the city of Boston and during the World War II was special agent in the Counter-intelligence, attached to the 77th Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court for ten years and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for four years, serving as assistant majority leader. He then became vice chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic State committee for four years and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1979). Burke was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress.

Burke was a resident of Milton, Massachusetts until his death in Boston, Massachusetts on October 13, 1983 and his interment was at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Massachusetts.

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  • James A. Burke at Find a Grave
  • "James A. Burke, 73, Is Dead; Served in Congress 20 Years".  
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Tip O'Neill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

January 3, 1963 - January 3, 1979
Succeeded by
Brian J. Donnelly


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