|Robert Emmet Burke|
|United States Congressman|
Texas 6th Congressional District
March 4, 1897 – June 5, 1901
|Preceded by||Jo Abbott|
|Succeeded by||Dudley Goodall Wooten|
14th Judicial District
Dallas County, Texas
|Dallas City Council|
|Born||August 1, 1847|
|Died||June 5, 1901 (aged 53)|
|Resting place||Greenwood Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary L. Henderson|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||10th Georgia Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Robert Emmet Burke (August 1, 1847 – June 5, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Military service[edit | edit source]
Public service[edit | edit source]
Robert Emmet Burke studied law. He was admitted to the bar in November 1870 and commenced practice in Dallas, Texas, in 1871. He served as judge of Dallas County 1878–1888. He served as judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Texas 1888–1896.
Burke was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897.
Death[edit | edit source]
Robert Emmet Burke died in Dallas, Texas, June 5, 1901, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Burke, Robert Emmet (1898). Bankruptcy. Gov't Print. Off.. ASIN: B0008AN6NA.
- Burke, Robert Emmet (1898). McKinley Prosperity ... Speech of Hon. R.E. Burke, of Texas, in the House ... February 3, 1898. Gov't Print. Off.. ASIN: B0008AMY3I.
- Burke, Robert Emmet (1899). Fortifications appropriation bill;: Speech of Hon. R.E. Burke, of Texas, in the House of Representatives, Monday, February 27, 1899. ASIN: B0008APLEW.
- Burke, Robert Emmet (1898). Gold standard—Puerto Rico. Gov't Print. Off.. ASIN: B00087Y6QE.
References[edit | edit source]
- Guttery, Ben (2008). Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas. BookSurge Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-4196-7884-4.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Robert E. Burke at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography from the Handbook of Texas Online
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 6th congressional district
Dudley Goodall Wooten
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