Joseph Henry Burrows

Joseph Henry Burrows ( born May 15, 1840 in Manchester, United Kingdom, † April 28, 1914 in Cainsville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth was a native of England Joseph Burrows with his parents to the United States, where the family settled in Quincy (Illinois ). There and in Keokuk (Iowa), he attended the public schools. In the following years he worked in retail and later in agriculture. Since 1862 he lived in Cainsville (Missouri ). In 1867, Burrows was ordained a priest. At the same time he began a political career. In the years 1870 to 1874 and again from 1878 to 1880 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. He was a member of the short-lived Greenback Party.

In the congressional elections of 1880 he was in the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Gideon Frank Rothwell on March 4, 1881. Since he Democrat Martin L. Clardy defeated in 1882, he was able to complete only a legislative sessions in Congress until March 3, 1883. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Burrows again worked in agriculture. He also continued his work as a clergyman. He died on April 28, 1914 in Cainsville.