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John Joseph Burns, American lawyer.


Burns, John Joseph was born on May 1, 1901 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Joseph and Mary (Kelleher) Burns.


Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts, 1921, Doctor of Laws, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1925, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, 1936.


Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1926. Practiced in Boston with Gaston, Snow, Saltonstall & Hunt, 1926-1928. Professor of law, Harvard.

1928-1931; The American Association For Justice Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1931-1934. General counsel Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, District of Columbia, 1934-1937. Special counsel, United States Maritime Commission, 1937.

Partner in law firms Burns, Blake & Rich of Boston, and Burns, Currie, Rich, & Rice. Director W. R. Grace & Company, United Corporation, Catholic. Home: 89 Fletcher Road, Belmont, Massachusetts Office: 10 Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts.

And 40 Wall St., New York City.


Married Alice Blake, June 14, 1930. Children: John Joseph, Daniel Blake, Robert Emmett, Alice Terese, Brian Patrick, Ellen Moira, Michael.

John Joseph Burns

Mary (Kelleher) Burns

Alice Blake

John Joseph Burns

Daniel Blake Burns

Robert Emmett Burns

Alice Terese Burns

Brian Patrick Burns

Ellen Moira Burns

Michael Burns