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Theodore Elijah Burton

Theodore Elijah Burton, American congressman, former senator.


  • Burton, Theodore Elijah was born on December 20, 1851 in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. Son of Review William and Elizabeth (Grant) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1872, A.M., 1875. Doctor of Laws, Oberlin, 1900, Dartmouth, 1907, Ohio U., 1907. St. John’s, Maryland., 1913, New York University, 1919.



    • Admitted to bar, 1875, practiced at Cleveland.


    • Author: Financial Crises and Periods of Industrial and Commercial Depression, 1902. Life of John Sherman, 1906. Corporations and the State, 1911.

      Some Political Tendencies of the Times and the Effect of the War Thereon, 1919. The Constitution, Its Origin and Distinctive Features, 1923.


    Member 51st Congress (1889-1891), and 54th to 60th Congresses (1895-1909), 21st Ohio District. Member 67th to 70th Congresses (1921-1929), 22d Ohio District Chairman Inland Waterways Commission, 1907-1909. Member National Monetary Commission, 1908-1912.

    Member Interparliamentary Union (executive council 1904-1914 and since 1921, executive committee 1921). Member Foreign Debt Commission, 1922-1927.


    • father: Review William Burton
    • mother: Elizabeth (Grant) Burton
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    Born December 20, 1851
    Died October 28, 1929
    (aged 77)