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Joseph Jennings Burris, American lawyer.


Burris, Joseph Jennings was born on December 29, 1913 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States. Son of Joseph Henry and Lura Stella (Jennings) Burris.


Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1936, Juris Doctor, 1940.


Admitted to California bar, 1942. Practice in Los Angeles, from 1942. Member firm Burris, Lagerlof, Swift & Senecal, 1953-1980.

Director Stauffer Chemical Company, Raffles, Inc. Chairman, Stanford Athletic Board, 1961-1965. Assistant secretary Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Foundation, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Medical Center, Crippled Children’s Hospital Trustee Indiana Colls.

Southern California; Chairman of the Board overseers Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. Trustee, member Executive Committee, Chairman of the Board Pacific Legal Foundation. Trustee Eisenhower Medical Center.

Member, Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee board of trustees Republican Associates.


Served to Lieutenant commander United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II. Member American, California, Los Angeles County (member Executive Committee law office management section), Wilshire Bar Associations, Phi Delta Theta, Stanford Alumni Association (president 1952-1953), Stanford Law Society Southern California (president 1957-1958), Stanford Associates (Board of Governors 1954-1960), Pasadena-Foothill Tennis Patrons Association (Board of Governors), Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Town Hall California (Board of Governors, president). Clubs: Annandale Golf (Pasadena).


Married Patricia A. Burris. Children: Joseph Steven, Susan Dirksen.

Joseph Henry Burris

Lura Stella (Jennings) Burris

Patricia A. Burris

Joseph Steven Burris

Susan Dirksen Burris