Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929

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Birth 1851-12-20
Death 1929-10-28

Biographical notes:

U.S. Representative (1889-91, 1895-1909, and 1921-28) and Senator (1909-15 and 1928-29) from Cleveland, Ohio. While in Congress, Burton was involved in a number of important issues of the day, and was also a prominent figure in Republican Party politics. He maintained a lifelong involvement in the international peace movement. Burton was a candidate in the 1907 Cleveland mayoral election, losing to Democrat Tom L. Johnson. A bachelor, he was close to his niece, Grace Burton, who became a political confidant, housekeeper, and companion to him in his later years.

From the description of Theodore E. Burton papers, 1869-1958 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 42197652

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Subjects:

  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Waterways--Law and legislation
  • Harbors--Law and legislation
  • Currency question
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Cuban question--1895-1898
  • Children--Employment
  • Child labor--Law and legislation
  • Tariff--Law and legislation
  • Civil service reform
  • Legislators--Archives
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Floods
  • Peace--Societies, etc

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Cleveland (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cleveland (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)