Thomas A. Burke
Thomas Burke attended Catholic parochial schools and served during the First World War as a soldier in the U.S. Army. He made in 1920 graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester (Massachusetts ) and was three years later his law degree from the Law School of Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and he was admitted to the Bar Association and as a lawyer practicing in his hometown began. From 1930 to 1936 he served as deputy district attorney of Cuyahoga County; In 1937, he was Special Advisor to the Attorney General of Ohio.
After he had held from 1942 to 1945 the office of the highest legal official ( Director of Law ) in Cleveland, Burke was elected mayor of the city. He retained the post until 1953; This year, he was then currently the nationwide Mayors Association ( National Conference of Mayors ). As a U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft, a Republican, died on July 31, 1953, Burke was appointed by Democratic Governor of Ohio, Frank J. Listen to his successor. He took its mandate in Congress from November 10, 1953, also came to the by-election for the remaining term in office, but he just lost to Republican George H. Bender. Burke thus had to retire again from the Senate on December 2, 1954.
He subsequently worked as a lawyer again. Thomas Burke died in 1971 in Cleveland; the local Burke Lakefront Airport is named after him.