Clarence G. Burton

Clarence Godber Burton (born 14 December 1886 in Providence, Rhode Iceland, † January 18, 1982 in Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1948 and 1953 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Still in his early childhood Clarence Burton moved with his parents to Lynchburg. He attended the public schools of his new home and the Piedmont Business College. He then worked in the hosiery industry. In 1907 he became treasurer in 1921 and president of a company operating in this industry. He was also engaged in the banking industry and livestock. Between 1938 and 1943, Burton was a member of the school board of Lynchburg. From 1942 to 1948 he sat in the council; 1946-1948 he served as mayor of this city. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

Following the resignation of Mr James Lindsay Almond Burton was at the due election for the sixth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 2, 1948. After two re- elections he could remain until January 3, 1953 at the Congress. This period was marked by the events of the Cold War and the Korean War. In 1952, Burton was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives was Clarence Burton CEO of the company Lynchburg Hosiery Mills Inc. Since 1924 to 1968 he was a director of American Federal Savings and Loan Association. He died on January 18, 1982 in Lynchburg.