11/11/1853 - 03/29/1908

BURKE, Edward J., a Representative from Luzerne County; born, November 11, 1853 in County Mayo, Ireland; restaurant owner; employed, Pennsylvania Coal Co.; elected, council, Pittston (1885-1891, 1893-1900); elected, burgess, Pittston (1891-1892); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1901 and 1903 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1904); appointed, alderman, Pittston (1905); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1906); appointed, auditor, Jenkins Township and Pittston City (1907); died, March 29, 1908 in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, St. John’s Cemetery, Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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