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

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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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referencedIn Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971. Hugo LaFayette Black papers, 1883-1976 (bulk 1926-1971). Library of Congress
creatorOf Crowley, Joseph H., 1893-1984. Papers, 1916-1978. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Maschke, Maurice, 1868-1936. Papers 1924-1936. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Taft, Kingsley Arter, 1903-1970. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1936-1983 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Overholser, Winfred, 1892-1964. Winfred Overholser papers, 1911-1965 (bulk 1950-1965). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Tom C. Clark
referencedIn McNutt mss., 1899-1955 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Morgan, Daniel Edgar, 1877-1949. Daniel Edgar Morgan papers, 1929-1949. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Walter, Paul W., 1907-. Papers, 1932-1954. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 976. Records. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rutledge, Wiley, 1894-1949. Wiley Rutledge papers, 1912-1984 (bulk 1935-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Winfred Overholser Papers, 1911-1965, (bulk 1950-1965) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hugo LaFayette Black Papers, 1883-1976, (bulk 1926-1971) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf United States Conference of Mayors. Speeches and resolutions, 1937. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blythin, Edward, 1884-1958. The Harold H. Burton-Edward Blythin papers, 1933-1941. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Keenan, Joseph Berry, 1888-1954. Papers of Joseph Berry Keenan, 1942-1947 (inclusive). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-1962 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Universities Committee on Post-War International Problems. Ann Arbor Branch. Universities Committee on Post-War International Problems, Ann Arbor Branch papers, 1943-1944. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Earl Warren Papers, 1864-1974, (bulk 1953-1974) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1957 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. TLS, 1947 December 21 : Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., to Mr. Harry Barnard, Chicago. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Papers, 1942-1947 Harvard Law School, HarvardUniversity
creatorOf Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965. Papers, 1900-1965. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Wyatt, Walter, 1893-1978. Papers of Walter Wyatt [manuscript], 1916-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bane, Frank, 1893-. Papers of Frank Bane [manuscript] 1919 [1936-1966] 1971. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1939-1965. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Records of Mock Conventions at Oberlin College, 1860-1968 1924-1968. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Cleveland (Ohio). Dept. of Public Properties. Addresses, radio-talks, lectures and other material : (list of articles published in Parks & recreation survey; recreation etc. by members of Dapratment of Parks and Public Property, now designated as Dep't of Properties, City of Cleveland, etc.) / by H.E. Varga, Director of Public Properties. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Gutter, Sam, d. 1950. Papers, 1910-1941. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Wallace, Harry L. (Harry Leland), 1927-. Papers, 1955-1987. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Manak, Frank C., 1872-1938. Papers, 1880-1971. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Records of the National Park Service. 1785 - 2006. White House Albums. 1953 - 1961. Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Supreme Court Justices
creatorOf Minton, Sherman, 1890-1965. Papers, 1934-1965. Indiana University
creatorOf Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. Papers, 1911-1965. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953. Frederick Moore Vinson papers, 1907-1953. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Harold H. Burton Papers, 1792-1965, (bulk 1935-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Crosser, Robert, 1874-1957. Papers 1901-1954. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf George Washington Bicentennial Committee (Cleveland, Ohio). Records, 1932 / George Washington Bicentennial Committee. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Wiley Rutledge Papers, 1912-1984, (bulk 1935-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. Harold H. Burton papers, 1792-1965 (bulk 1935-1964). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kingsbury, Gilbert W., 1909-. Gilbert W. Kingsbury papers, 1952-1964. University of Kentucky Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902. person
associatedWith American Association of the Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American Legion. corporateBody
associatedWith American Unitarian Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Bane, Frank, 1893- person
associatedWith Barnard, Harry, 1906-1982. person
correspondedWith Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Bowdoin College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brennan, William J. (William Joseph), 1906-1997 person
correspondedWith Brewster, Owen, 1888-1961 person
correspondedWith Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986 person
correspondedWith Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961 person
associatedWith Brown, Oliver, 1918-1961 person
associatedWith Burton family. family
correspondedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Chafee, Zechariah, 1885-1957 person
correspondedWith Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977 person
associatedWith Cleveland Committee on Citizenship Training. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland Municipal Electric Light Plant. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland (Ohio). Dept. of Public Properties. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland (Ohio). Mayor. corporateBody
associatedWith Community Fund (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Crosser, Robert, 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Crowley, Joseph H., 1893-1984. person
correspondedWith Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980 person
associatedWith Dumbauld, Edward, 1905- person
associatedWith East Ohio Gas Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Federal Home Loan Bank of Cleveland. corporateBody
correspondedWith Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 person
associatedWith George Washington Bicentennial Committee (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Guardian Trust Company (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Gutter, Sam, d. 1950. person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Harlan, John M. (John Marshall), 1899-1971 person
correspondedWith Hart, Earl E. person
associatedWith Hitz family. family
associatedWith Hitz family. family
correspondedWith Hitz, William, 1872-1935 person
correspondedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 person
associatedWith Hope Natural Gas Company. (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
correspondedWith Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954 person
associatedWith Jockey Club of Cleveland. corporateBody
associatedWith Keenan, Joseph Berry, 1888-1954. person
associatedWith Kingsbury, Gilbert W., 1909- person
correspondedWith Lausche, Frank John, b. 1895 person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Manak, Frank C., 1872-1938. person
associatedWith Maschke, Maurice, 1868-1936. person
associatedWith McNutt, Paul V. (Paul Vories), 1891-1955 person
correspondedWith Minton, Sherman, 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Morgan, Daniel Edgar, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. person
correspondedWith Overholser, Winfred, 1892-1964. person
correspondedWith Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980 person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall), 1881-1960 person
correspondedWith Rutledge, Wiley, 1894-1949. person
correspondedWith Rutledge, Wiley Blount person
associatedWith Sawyer, Charles, b. 1887 person
associatedWith Standard Oil Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946 person
associatedWith Taft, Kingsley Arter, 1903-1970. person
correspondedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953 person
associatedWith Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education corporateBody
associatedWith Townsend Plan, Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
correspondedWith Unitarian Service Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 976. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Conference of Mayors. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Trade Commission corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Price Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Universities Committee on Post-War International Problems. Ann Arbor Branch. corporateBody
correspondedWith Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953 person
associatedWith Wallace, Harry L. (Harry Leland), 1927- person
correspondedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Walter, Paul W., 1907- person
correspondedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. person
correspondedWith Whittaker, Charles Evans, 1901-1973 person
associatedWith Wyatt, Walter, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio
Alaska.
Cleveland (Ohio)
Alaska
United States
Saint Lawrence Seaway
Cleveland (Ohio)
Ohio
United States
Ohio--Cleveland
Cleveland (Ohio)
United States
Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Ohio--Cleveland
Subject
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
Occupation
Jurists
Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
Lawyers
Mayors--Ohio--Cleveland
Function

Person

Birth 1888-06-22

Death 1964-10-28

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