1863 – He was born in San Marcos, Texas on the 7th of June.
1913 – He was appointed Postmaster General by Woodrow Wilson.
1919 – He became chairman of the United States Telegraph and Telephone Administration.
1920 – He became chairman of the United States Commission to the International Wire Communication Conference, soon retiring.
1937 – Burleson died on the 24th of November of a heart attack and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas.