Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Burton, Joseph Ralph

Burton, Joseph Ralph, a Senator from Kansas; born near Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind., November 16, 1850; attended the common schools, Franklin (Ind.) College, and De Pauw University at Greencastle; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Princeton, Ind.; moved to Abilene, Dickinson County, Kans., in 1878; member of the State house of representatives 1882-1886; appointed a member of the World’s Fair Columbian Commission at Chicago in 1893, representing the State of Kansas; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1901, until June 4, 1906, when he resigned; returned to Abilene, Kans., and engaged in the newspaper business; died in Los Angeles, Calif., February 27, 1923; the remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the columbarium of the Los Angeles Crematory Associations.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Burton, Joseph Ralph," 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.925 Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHFPLSQ5QXIJSM1.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Burton, Joseph Ralph." 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.925, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHFPLSQ5QXIJSM1.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Burton, Joseph Ralph' 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.925. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LHFPLSQ5QXIJSM1.