Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Burk, Henry

Burk, Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wurttemberg, Germany, September 26, 1850; immigrated to the United States in 1854 with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; attended the public schools about three years; became a repairer of shoemaking machinery and subsequently engaged in supplying this machinery to the trade; engaged in the manufacture of leather and in 1887 invented the alum and sumac process, which revolutionized the industry; president of the Manufacturers’ National Association in 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., December 5, 1903; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Burk, Henry," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.917 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ATTC2HPBA4UVEY.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Burk, Henry." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.917, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ATTC2HPBA4UVEY.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Burk, Henry' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.917. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4ATTC2HPBA4UVEY.