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businessman , public official

WIlliam Haydon Burns, public official, businessman. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1941-1946. Member Masons, Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters.

Background

Burns, WIlliam Haydon was born on March 17, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Haydon and Ethel Emma (Burnett) Burns.

Education

Student, Babson College.

Career

Mayor, City of Jackonsville, Florida, 1949-1965;governor, State of Florida, 1965-1967;president, Haydon Burns & Associations, Jacksonville, 1967-1979. President United States Conference Mayors, 1959.

Religion

The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1941-1946. Member Masons, Shriners, Royal Order of Jesters.

Connections

Married Mildred Carlyon, 1934. Children: Eleanor Burns Watkins, William Haydon Burns Junior.

father:
Harry Haydon Burns

mother:
Ethel Emma (Burnett) Burns

spouse:
Mildred Carlyon

children:
Eleanor Burns Watkins Burns

William Haydon Burns Junior Burns