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                        Burke BURKE, James Anthony, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., March 30, 1910; educated in the Boston public schools and Lincoln Preparatory School; attended Suffolk University; registrar of vital statistics for the city of Boston; during the Second World War was special agent in the Counter-intelligence, attached to the Seventy-seventh Infantry Division in the South Pacific; member of the Massachusetts general court for ten years; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives for four years, serving as assistant majority leader; vice chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic State committee for four years; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; was a resident of Milton, Mass. until his death in Boston, Mass. on October 13, 1983; interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Mass.

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Representative 01/03/1963 01/03/1979 11 House of Representatives MA
Representative 01/03/1959 01/03/1963 13 House of Representatives MA
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