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William Burke Belknap

William Burke Belknap, American educator, farmer.

Background

  • Belknap, William Burke was born on April 18, 1885 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Richardson and Alice Trumbull (Silliman) Belknap.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1908. Studied University of Chicago, 1913-1914. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1915.

    Career

    • With Belknap Hardware & Manufacturing Company, 1909-1913, now director. Head of economic department University of Louisville, 1916-1927. Owner Land o’ Goshen Farms, specializing in Southdown sheep, Angus cattle and Kentucky saddle horses.

      Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 3 terms, 1924-1928, also 1934-1936. Chairman Kentucky League for British Victory. Holder of John Harvard.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 3 terms, 1924-1928, also 1934-1936. Chairman Kentucky League for British Victory. Holder of John Harvard.

    Member National Committee on Inheritance Taxes, 1925. Member of the board of Governors Council of State Governments. Member Interstate Commision on Conflicting Taxation, 1933-1935.

    Member Horse and Mule Association America, Kentucky Tax Research Association Former president Falls Cities Milk Producers Association. Member Southdown Sheep Society (England). Member American Saddle Horse Breeders’ Association (treasurer), National Tax Association, American Economic Association, Academy Political Science, Kentucky History Society, Filson.

    Mason.; Clubs: Pendennis, Arts, Country (Louisville).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Clark Strong, September 14, 1922 (divorced 1935).; married second, Edith Mary Clarke, 1937. Children: William Burke, Jonathan Trumball, Helen Strong.
    • father: William Richardson Belknap
    • mother: Alice Trumbull (Silliman) Belknap
    • spouses: Helen Clark Strong
    • Edith Mary Clarke
    • children: William Burke Belknap
    • Jonathan Trumball Belknap
    • Helen Strong Belknap
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