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  Burke, William J.
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AffiliationProgressive   
NameWilliam J. Burke
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , United States
EmailNone
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Born September 25, 1862
DiedNovember 07, 1925 (63 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedChronicler
Feb 04, 2007 08:17pm
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InfoBURKE, William Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near London, England, September 25, 1862; immigrated to the United States in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pa.; attended the public schools; employed in the coal mines at the age of twelve; entered the railroad service in 1878 with residence in Pittsburgh, Pa.; was a member of the Allegheny Common Council for four years, and from 1906 to 1910 was a member of the greater city council of Pittsburgh; became extensively interested in the production of oil near Callery, Butler County, in 1904; identified with organized labor as chairman of the general committee of adjustment, Order of Railroad Conductors, of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad system; elected a member of the State senate in 1914 and served until January 1, 1918, when he resigned to become a member of the Pittsburgh City Council, serving until January 1919, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); did not seek renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election as United States Senator in 1922; resumed activities with organized labor and served as chairman of the general committee of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the production of oil; died at his summer home in Callery Junction, Butler County, near Pittsburgh November 7, 1925; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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  11/07/1922 PA US Senate Lost 8.82% (-46.79%)
  05/16/1922 PA US Senate - Special R Primary Lost 34.16% (-24.49%)
  05/16/1922 PA US Senate - Special Soc Primary Lost 38.98% (+8.82%)
  05/16/1922 PA US Senate - Soc Primary Lost 13.56% (-0.46%)
  11/02/1920 PA - District At Large Won 16.22% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1918 PA - District At Large Won 16.05% (+0.50%)
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  09/20/1921 PA - District At Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-21.45%)
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