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Osmond Alexander Burton

Osmond Alexander Burton, American lawyer. Bar: Arizona 1960, United States District Court/Arizona 1963. Member of Scottsdale Board Educated, Scottsdale Charros.

Background

  • Burton, Osmond Alexander was born on February 20, 1934 in Tucson. Son of Osmond Alexander and Mattie Lee (Handley) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Arizona, 1960.

    Career

    • City attorney Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1961—1965. City manager, 1965; associate Ballamak, Zepp & Mitchell, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1965—1967. Partner Burton & Weeks, 1967—1970, Burton, Morgan, Phelps & Clark, Scottsdale, 1971—1974, Burton, Phelps, McMahon & Weideman, Scottsdale, 1975—1980.

      Sole practice, 1980—1985, Tucson, since 1982. Served National Guard, 1957-1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1960, United States District Court/Arizona 1963.

    Politics

    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Member of Scottsdale Board Educated, Scottsdale Charros.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Lee Burton, April 20, 1957. Children: Lee Walker, Susan Rachelle, Bethanne. Married Susan Finnel, December 24, 1981.
    • father: Osmond Alexander Burton
    • mother: Mattie Lee (Handley) Burton
    • spouses: Virginia Lee Burton
    • Susan Finnel
    • children: Lee Walker Burton
    • Susan Rachelle Burton
    • Bethanne Burton
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    Born February 20, 1934
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