Edward R. Burke

Edward Raymond Burke ( born November 28, 1880 in Running Water, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, † November 4, 1968 in Kensington, Maryland ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), of the state of Nebraska in both chambers of the U.S. Congress represented.

In the year of his birth attracted Edward Burke's parents with their little son, to Sparta in Wisconsin, where he later received his education. He then attended college in Beloit. After graduating in 1906 he worked until 1908 as a teacher in Chadron ( Nebraska). Finally, he took his law degree at the Law School of Harvard University and was admitted to the bar in 1911, after which he began practicing in Omaha.

In World War Burke served from 1917 as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force, which at that time was still a strike force in the U.S. Army. From 1927 to 1930 he was Chairman of the Education Committee of Omaha. His political career began with the election into the House of Representatives of the United States, where he served from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1935.

To re-elect Burke applied not after he had been set up by his party as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. He won the election and completed a six -year term until 1941, during which he led, among other things, the chair of the Committee on Claims. Burke sought to re-election, but was not re-nominated by the Democrats.

Subsequently, he worked again as a lawyer in Omaha, before he returned to Washington in 1942 and served there until 1947 as president of the Southern Coal Producers Association. Then Burke took until 1950 the interests of the Hawaiian Statehood Commission which prepared the Accession of the Hawaiian territory to the Union, in the capital, before he sat down in Maryland to rest.