Theodore E. Burton

Theodore Elijah Burton ( born December 20 1851 in Jefferson, Ohio; † October 28, 1929 in Washington, DC ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 1889 to 1891, from 1895 to 1909 and from 1921 to 1928 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 21th and the 22th Congressional District of the State of Ohio. From 1909 to 1915 and from 1928 to 1929 he sat for Ohio in the U.S. Senate.


Theodore Burton was born in Jefferson. He attended Grand River Academy in Austinburg and the Grinnell College in Grinnell (Iowa). His subsequent law studies at Oberlin College, where he graduated in 1872. In 1875 he opened a law firm in Cleveland.

In 1889 he was first elected to the 21th District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. His term lasted until 1891., Where he was not re-elected. From 1895 to 1909 he sat one more time for the 21th District in the House. In 1907, he was U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as chairman of the Inland Waterways Commission appointed (English Waterways Commission). 1909, he was appointed chairman of the National Waterways Commission ( dt National Commission for waterways ). He was also a supporter of the construction of the Panama Canal. He was also responsible for the restriction of the market. He was briefly involved after his first election in 1890 at the Sherman Antitrust Act.

From 1909 to 1915 he sat for Ohio in the Senate. He was the successor of Joseph B. Foraker. During his time in the Senate he was chairman ( Chairman ) of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors. In 1915 he resigned from the Senate and moved to New York City, where he worked at a bank. His successor in the Senate was Warren G. Harding. In 1920 he returned to Ohio and was re- elected to the House of Representatives, this time for the 22th District. This term lasted until 1928., Where he was elected in a Special Election to succeed Cyrus Locher again in the Senate. He died in 1929 at the office.