Robert Burns Edit Profile
He studied medicine with Dr. Ezra Bartlett in Warren, New Hampshire, taught school, then attended Dartmouth Medical School in 1815.
Burns returned to Warren to help with people hit with spotted fever and commenced the practice of medicine. He moved 20 miles south to Hebron in 1818 and continued the practice of his profession until 1835. Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, Burns served as United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837).
He continued the practice of medicine in Plymouth, New Hampshire, until his death. Burns died in Plymouth on June 26, 1866 (age 73 years, 196 days). interred at the churchyard of Trinity Church, Holderness, New Hampshire.
He became a fellow of the New Hampshire Medical Society in 1824 and served as member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1831.