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

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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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creatorOf Fenton, Alcinus Ward, 1839-1923. Papers, 1862-1912. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Frear, James A. (James Archibald), 1861-1939. James A. Frear Papers, 1883-1940. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919. George F. Becker papers, 1814-1928. Library of Congress
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. On the child labor law, [ca. 1916?]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940. Philippe Bunau-Varilla papers, 1877-1955 (bulk 1900-1907). Library of Congress
referencedIn Myers, George A., 1859-1930. Papers of George A. Myers, 1890-1929. Library of Congress
creatorOf Fairbanks, Newton Hamilton, 1859-1937. Newton Hamilton Fairbanks Papers [microform], 1913-1934. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Trueblood, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarkson), 1856-1951. Correspondence, 1916-1928. University of Michigan
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Burton" to "Chamberlain". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn George F. Becker Papers, 1814-1928, (bulk 1870-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. Letter, 1909 May 24, Washington, D.C., to M.D. Bisbee, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. Letter, 1922 Jan. 19, Washington, D.C., to Thomas C. Trueblood, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Hodge, Orlando John, 1828-1912. Papers, 1806-1913. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Louis Van Oeyen Collection, 1902-1921 Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Garford, Arthur Lovett, 1858-1933. Papers 1877-1933. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Oberlin College. Treasurer's Office. Records, 1867-1907. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Hoyt, James Humphrey, 1850-1917. Correspondence, 1894-1896. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. Papers, 1891-1947. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Fairbanks, Newton Hamilton, 1859-1937. Papers 1913-1934. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Vail, Herman L. (Herman Lansing), 1895-1981. Papers of Herman L. and Harry L. Vail, 1882-1928. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Louis Van Oeyen Collection [graphic]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Autographs of American politicians, [ca. 1780-1915]. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Curtis, William John, 1854-1927. Curtis-Pierce papers, 1879-1957, bulk (1890-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. Theodore E. Burton papers, 1869-1958 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Curtis-Pierce papers, 1879-1957, 1890-1930 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. Papers 1907-1914. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Philippe Bunau-Varilla Papers, 1877-1955, (bulk 1900-1907) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gladden, Washington, 1836-1918. Papers, 1847-1970. Library of Congress
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Maschke, Maurice, 1868-1936. Papers 1924-1936. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Phipps, William Hall, 1864-1936. Papers 1890-1913. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929. On the child labor law, [ca. 1916?]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Scott, Frank Augustus, 1873-1949. Papers, series II, 1894-1949. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Scott, Frank Augustus, 1873-1949. Papers, 1848, 1906-1935. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Dewstoe, Charles C. Papers, 1864-[18--]. Lake County Historical Society
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937. person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
correspondedWith Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919. person
associatedWith Bisbee, Marvin Davis, 1845-1913. person
correspondedWith Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940. person
associatedWith Burton, Grace. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Carrington family family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Carrington family. family
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Curtis, William John, 1854-1927. person
correspondedWith Dewstoe, Charles C. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Newton Hamilton, 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Fenton, Alcinus Ward, 1839-1923. person
associatedWith Frear, James A. (James Archibald), 1861-1939. person
associatedWith Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Garford, Arthur Lovett, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Gladden, Washington, 1836-1918. person
associatedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Herrick, Myron T. (Myron Timothy), 1854-1929. person
associatedWith Hodge, Orlando John, 1828-1912. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoyt, James Humphrey, 1850-1917. person
associatedWith Johnson, Tom Loftin, 1854-1911. person
associatedWith Koo, V. K. Wellington, 1888-1985. person
associatedWith Louis Van Oeyen person
associatedWith Maschke, Maurice, 1868-1936. person
correspondedWith Myers, George A., 1859-1930. person
associatedWith Oberlin College. Treasurer's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Phipps, William Hall, 1864-1936. person
associatedWith Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Scott, Frank Augustus, 1873-1949. person
associatedWith Sherman, John, 1823-1900. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Thwing, Charles Franklin, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Trueblood, Thomas Clarkson, 1856-1951. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Monetary Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Waterways Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Vail, Herman L. (Herman Lansing), 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Yung, Kwai, 1863- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Ohio
United States
Ohio--Cleveland
Panama Canal (Panama)
Mexico
United States
Cleveland (Ohio)
United States
Subject
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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Birth 1851-12-20

Death 1929-10-28

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