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Burton, Theodore Elijah

Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1851 - Born on December 20th in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. American politician.

1872 - He graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College.

1875 - He studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

1892- He declined to be a candidate for the Republican nomination to Congress.

1895 - Elected to the Fifty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses.

1904 - He was a chosen a member of the American group of the Interparliamentary Union.

1907 - Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as chairman of the Inland Waterways Commission.

1908 - Chairman of the National Waterways Commission.

1909 - Elected United States Senator.

1921 - Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses.

1922 - Appointed by President Warren Harding as a member of the World War Debt Funding Commission.

1925 - He was the chairman of the United States delegation to the conference for the control of international traffic in arms at Geneva, Switzerland.

1928 - Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank B. Willis.

1929 - Died on October 28th in Washington, D.C.


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