05/17/1881 - 02/17/1953

BURKE, Thomas J., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, May 17, 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; chief clerk, delinquent bureau, Office of Receiver of Taxes, Philadelphia (4 years); special investigator, Mercantile Appraisers’ Office, Philadelphia (2 years);  special investigator, Pennsylvania State Insurance Department (8 years); member, 14th Ward Republican Executive Committee (1905-1930); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1925 term and served 2 more consecutive terms; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1934); clerk, Philadelphia Quarter Sessions Court; probation officer, Philadelphia Municipal Court; died, February 17, 1953 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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