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Henry Burk

Henry Burk, German congressman.

Background

  • Burk, Henry was born on September 26, 1850 in Würtemberg, Germany. Son of David and Charlotte (Reinmann) Burk.

  • Education

    • Educated Philadelphia public schools, 1856-1859.

    Career

    • Invented the alum and sumac process, and revolutionized leather industry, 1887. Congressman, 3d Pennsylvania district, 1901-1905. Home: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Carney, August 18, 1873.
    • father: David Burk
    • mother: Charlotte (Reinmann) Burk
    • spouse: Ellen Carney
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    Born September 26, 1850
    Died 1905
    (aged 54)
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