Robert Emmet Burke was a United States. Representative from Texas.
Robert Emmet Burke was born near Dadeville, Alabama, and attended nearby public schools.
Robert Emmet Burke studied law.
He moved to Jefferson, Texas, in 1866. Burke enlisted as a private in Confederate States Army, Company Doctorate 10th Georgia Regiment before the age of sixteen and served throughout the Civil War. He was admitted to the bar in November 1870 and commenced practice in Dallas, Texas, in 1871.
He served as judge of Dallas County 1878–1888.
He served as judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Texas 1888–1896. Burke was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897.
Robert Emmet Burke died in Dallas, Texas, June 5, 1901, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.