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James Thomas BURNS

state legislator

James Thomas BURNS, American State Legislator. Member of American Legion; Elks; Hawaii. State Bar Association; Knights of Columbus.

Background

BURNS, James Thomas was born on October 3, 1877 in Company Monaghan, Ireland. Son of Thomas and Catherine (McDonald) Burns.

Education

St. Vealor College: married Anna Laura Gernon, March 23, 1919, Kankakee, 111.

Career

Captain, United States Army, 1917-1919. Major, 1920-1924; Lieutenant Colonel, since 1924. Company Judge, Kankakee Company, 1920-1923.

Company Judge, Cook Company, 1920-1921: Representative, 111. General Assembly, since 1929. Captain during World War.

Membership

Member of American Legion. Elks; Hawaii. State Bar Association. Knights of Columbus.