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  Burkett, Elmer J.
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NameElmer J. Burkett
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, Nebraska , United States
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Born December 01, 1867
Died May 23, 1935 (67 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 29, 2009 06:20am
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InfoBURKETT, Elmer Jacob, a Representative and a Senator from Nebraska; born on a farm near Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, December 1, 1867; attended the public schools; graduated from Tabor (Iowa) College in 1890 and from the law department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1893; principal of the Leigh, Nebr., public schools 1890-1892; admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Lincoln, Nebr.; trustee of Tabor College 1895-1905; member, State house of representatives 1896-1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1905); reelected to the Fifty-ninth Congress, but resigned, effective March 4, 1905, to become Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; chairman, Committee on Indian Depredations (Fifty-ninth Congress); Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Lincoln, Nebr.; declined the candidacy for Governor of Nebraska in 1912; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Vice Presidential nomination in 1912; died in Lincoln, Nebr., May 23, 1935; interment in the Wyuka Cemetery.


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  06/03/1916 US Vice President - R Primaries Lost 42.60% (-14.67%)
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  08/16/1910 NE US Senate - R Primary Won 54.34% (+30.26%)
  01/17/1905 NE US Senate Won 92.19% (+85.16%)
  11/08/1904 NE - District 01 Won 59.71% (+23.91%)
  11/04/1902 NE - District 01 Won 56.86% (+16.96%)
  11/06/1900 NE - District 01 Won 53.07% (+7.92%)
  11/08/1898 NE - District 01 Won 53.88% (+7.92%)
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