Julius Kahn letter : Washington, D.C., to W.C. Burnett in San Francisco, Calif. : TLS, 1905 Dec. 2.
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In his early years, Julius Kahn was an actor who toured the country with Joseph Jefferson's troupe, as well as others. Later, Kahn became a lawyer, and represented California for more than twenty years in the House of Representatives as Republican Congressman. After Kahn died in office in December 1924, his wife Florence ran for his seat and won, becoming the first Jewish woman to serve as a Representative. From the description of Julius Kahn letters to Bro. MacKay, March 5 and 9, 18...
Burnett was a San Francisco attorney. From the description of W.C. Burnett legal miscellany, 1856-1879. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 145415604 Burnett served four terms as Attorney and Counselor for the City and County of San Francisco, 1870-1880. Previously, he had been Calif. State Senator from Yuba and Sutter Counties, 1856-1857. He lived and worked in New York City, ca. 1895-1897. From the description of W.C. Burnett miscellany, 1844-1...