Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-06-22
Death 1964-10-28
English

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. senator from Ohio, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Harold H. Burton papers, 1792-1965 (bulk 1935-1964). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980010

Lawyer, World War I soldier, law professor, Ohio state congressman, law director of Cleveland, Acting City Manager, Acting Mayor, Mayor, U.S. Senator from Ohio and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Papers, 1911-1965. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17532393

Biographical Note

  • 1888, June 22: Born, Jamaica Plain, Mass.
  • 1905: Graduated from Newton High School, Newton, Mass.
  • 1909: A.B., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1912: LL.B., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass. Married Selma Florence Smith
  • 1912 - 1914 : Practiced law with the firm of Gage, Wilber and Wachner, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914 - 1916 : Assistant attorney, Utah Power and Light Co. and the Utah Light and Traction Co., Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1916 - 1917 : Attorney, Idaho Power Co. and the Boise Valley Traction Co., Boise, Idaho
  • 1917 - 1919 : First lieutenant and captain, 361st Regiment, Ninety-first Division, United States Army, American Expeditionary Forces
  • 1919 - 1925 : Practiced law with and later a member of the firm of Day, Day, and Wilkins, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1921: Published 600 Days' Service: A History of the 361st Infantry Regiment of the United States Army (Portland, Oreg.: James, Kerns, and Abbott Co. 276 pp.)
  • 1921 - 1922 : Major, Cleveland Grays, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1923 - 1925 : Instructor, corporation law, Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925 - 1929 : Member, Cull, Burton, and Laughlin law firm, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926 - 1927 : Chairman, Cuyahoga County Council of the American Legion
  • 1926 - 1928 : President, First Unitarian Church, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 - 1929 : Member, Board of Education, East Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929: Member, Ohio House of Representatives, 88th General Assembly
  • 1929 - 1932 : Director of law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930: Acting city manager, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1931 - 1932 : Acting mayor, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1932 - 1933 : Chairman, Inter-City Committee of Lake Erie Ports
  • 1932 - 1936 : Member, Andrews, Hadden, and Burton law firm, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934 - 1935 : Chairman, County Charter Commission, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • 1935 - 1940 : Mayor, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1937 - 1940 : Member, Board of Trustees of the United States Conference of Mayors
  • 1937 - 1946 : Member, Board of Incorporators of the American Red Cross
  • 1941 - 1945 : United States Senator from Ohio
  • 1944 - 1946 : National moderator, American Unitarian Association
  • 1945 - 1958 : Associate justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1964, Oct. 28: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Harold H. Burton Papers, 1792-1965, (bulk 1935-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Law
  • Petroleum law and legislation--United States--Cases
  • Public Utilities
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Segregation in education--Law and legislation
  • Legislators
  • Public welfare
  • Steel industry and trade--Law and legislation--United States
  • Practice of law
  • Constitutional law--United States
  • Constitutional law
  • Law--United States
  • Political Campaigns
  • Steel industry and trade--Law and legislation
  • Petroleum law and legislation--Cases
  • Nazis
  • Practice of law--Ohio--Cleveland
  • Lake shore development
  • Judges
  • Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States
  • Local transit

Occupations:

  • Jurists
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
  • Lawyers
  • Mayors--Ohio--Cleveland

Places:

  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Alaska. (as recorded)
  • Cleveland (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway (as recorded)
  • Cleveland (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Cleveland (as recorded)
  • Cleveland (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cuyahoga County (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Cleveland (as recorded)