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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
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byJohn R.K. Scott
Succeeded byJohn M. Morin
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1862-09-25)September 25, 1862
London, England
DiedNovember 7, 1925(1925-11-07) (aged 63)
Political partyRepublican
William J. Burke


He was born in London, England, of Irish parents. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1915 to 1918.[1] 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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  1. ^ Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John R.K. Scott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
John M. Morin