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Henry Burk

congressman

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