08/26/1848 - 08/01/1910

BURNS, James R., a Representative from Erie County; born, August 26, 1848 in Edinburgh, Scotland; graduated, Northwest State Normal School (now Pennsylvania Western University, Edinboro); school teacher (1877-1890); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1885 and 1887 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1889 term; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1892); vice principal, Erie High School (1890-1910); died, August 1, 1910 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint James Cemetery, Crossingville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

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