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mining and shipping company executive

Courtney Burton, American mining and shipping company executive.


Burton, Courtney was born on October 29, 1912 in Cleveland. Son of Courtney and Sarita (Oglebay) Burton.


Student, Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1933-1934; Bachelor of Science, Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1956.


Director, E.W. Oglebay Company, Cleveland, 1934-1957; president, E.W. Oglebay Company, 1947-1957; vice president, Ferro Engineering Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; president, Fortuna Lake Mining Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; treasurer, director, Columbia Transportation Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; vice president, Montreal Mining Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; president, North Shore Land Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; vice-president, director, Brule Smokeless Coal Company, Cleveland, 1950-1957; Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive committee, Oglebay Norton Company Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive committee, since 1957. 1dir. National Bank West Virginia, 1951-1959, Central National Bank Cleveland, 1941-1942, Cleveland Trust Company, 1950-1976.


Director Ohio Civilian Defense and Rationing, 1941-1942. Executive assistant Office Coordinator Inter-American Affairs, 1942-1944. Mayor Village of Gates Mills, Ohio, 1948-1961.

Member Cleveland Metropolitan Park Board, 1969-1974. Chairman Ohio Republican Finance Committee, 1954-1961, Republican National Finance Director, 1961-1964. Former trustee, founder, member administrative board National Recreation and Park Association.

Board directors National Park Foundation. Trustee Bethany College. Honorary trustee University Hospital, Cleveland, Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, West Virginia.

President America's Future Trees Foundation Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Iron and Steel Institute, National Coal Association, Cleveland Zoological Society (president 1968-1976) Clubs: Chagrin Valley Hunt (Gates Mills) (master of hounds 1946-1954). Tavern, Union (Cleveland).

Fort Henry; Wheeling (West Virginia) Country. Kirtland Country (Willoughby, Ohio). Outrigger Canoe (Honolulu).


Married Marguerite Rankin, September 7, 1933 (deceased April 1976). Children: Sarita Ann Burton Frith, Marguerite Rankin Burton Humphrey. Married Margaret Butler Leitch, December 20, 1978.

Courtney Burton

Sarita (Oglebay) Burton

Margaret Butler Leitch

Marguerite Rankin

Marguerite Rankin Burton Humphrey Burton

Sarita Ann Burton Frith Burton