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real estate company executive appraiser

John Jacob Burton was American real estate company executive appraiser. Licensed real estate broker, Florida. Recipient Presidential Medals of Merit, 1985, 90, 93, Republican Presidential Legion of Merit, 1985, 94, United States Presidential Commission, President Ronald Reagan, 1986, United States Presidential Commission, President George Bush, 1992; commissioned colonel by President, 1986.


Burton, John Jacob was born on December 31, 1912 in New York City. Son of Fannie (Rosenfeld) Burton.


Bachelor of Science in Physics with honors, Long Island University, 1935. Doctor of Science (honorary), Long Island University, 1987. MAI, Columbia University, 1937.


With Manpower Commission Science and Specialized Personnel, New Jersey, 1942—1946, Manpower Commission Science and specialized Personnel, New York, 1942—1946. Owner, manager John Jay Burton Real Estate, Mortgages & Appraisals, Boston, 1946—1950, John Jay Burton General Real Estate & Appraisals, Hollywood, Florida, 1950—1992. Partner American Title Corporation, 1992—1995, retired, 1985.

Personal aide colonel to governor State of Massachusetts, 1966-1968. Trustee Broward County Investment Trust, Dania, Florida. Co-founder Technion, Israel.


  • Licensed real estate broker, Florida.


A founder Jewish Chapel at United States Military Academy West Point, New York. Member executive committee Broward County Republican Committee, 1958-1974. Member Presidential Communications, 1986, 92.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Organization Real Estate Appraisers (senior ), National Association Real Estate Appraisers (certified), Florida Association Certified Real Estate Appraisers, United States Navy League Commodore, Security and Intelligence Fund. (founder), Naval Intelligence Professionals, Military Order of the World Wars (life member), Masons (32 degree), Shriners, B'nai B'rith.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: science, philanthropy.


Married Sylvia R. Carlin, October 12, 1940 (deceased 1981). Children: Frances Lee, Barbara, Spencer, Gerald K.

Fannie (Rosenfeld) Burton Burton

Sylvia R. Carlin

Frances Lee Burton

Barbara Burton

Spencer Burton

Gerald K. Burton