William J. Burke
William Joseph Burke (September 25, 1862 – November 7, 1925) was an American politician and businessman.
William Joseph Burke
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's At-large district
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||John R.K. Scott|
|Succeeded by||John M. Morin|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
|Born||September 25, 1862|
|Died||November 7, 1925(aged 63)|
He was born in London, England, of Irish parents. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1915 to 1918. He was a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1923, as a member of the United States Republican Party. In 1922, he ran for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania as a member of the Progressive Party and came in third place, receiving 8% of the vote. In the early 1900s he became interested in the development of oil near Callery, Butler County. He was involved with organized labor as a chairman of the Order of Railroad Conductors. He was interred in the Roman Catholic Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
John R.K. Scott
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district
John M. Morin