Okolona, Mississippi , United States
|| July 05, 1843
|Died||November 18, 1914
Mar 01, 2009 11:59am
|Info||BURKETT, Frank - Mississippi politician. |
Born 7/5/1843 in Lawrenceburg TN.
Served in the Tennessee cavalry during the Civil War
Graduated from Professor Henry's School; later studied law. Admitted to bar 1872
Real estate investor; publisher; teacher
Married Mattie Schrimsher 1866; married (2) Mary E. Mitchell 1906. Four children.
Editor of the Houston [MS] Messenger 1872-1914 (newspaper changed names twice during his editorship]
MS House (D) 1887-91, 1893-97, 1907-11
Delegate to MS constitutional convention of 1890 and voted against the new constitution
Nominated for Presidential Elector (D-MS) 1892 but resigned from the ticket and supported the Populist Party
Candidate for US House (Pop-MS) 1892, 1894
Candidate for Governor (Pop-MS) 1895
Member, Populist National Committee
MS Senate (D) 1911-1914
Died 11/18/1914 in Okolona MS.
James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 1, pp. 81-82.