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  • ID: I534832
  • Name: John Anthony BURNS
  • RELA: Spouse of 10th cousin once removed
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Harry John /Burns/
  • ALIA: Jack//
  • Birth: 30 MAR 1909 in Fort Assinboine, Chouteau Co., MT
  • Event: Military service BET 1927 AND 1928 U.S. Army
  • Event: Elected Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii BET 3 JAN 1957 AND 21 AUG 1959
  • Event: Elected Governor of Hawaii BET 3 DEC 1962 AND 2 DEC 1974
  • Death: 5 APR 1975 in Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Title: Gov.
  • Occupation: Police Detective
  • Event: Pic Gov. John Anthony Burns
  • Note:
    BURNS, John Anthony, a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii; born in Fort Assinneboine, Mont., March 30, 1909; resident of Hawaii since May 30, 1913; attended school in Honolulu and Kansas; attended the University of Hawaii in 1930 and 1931; police officer, city and county of Honolulu, 1934-1945; chairman, Traffic Safety Commission, city and county of Honolulu, 1950-1954; president of Burns & Co., Ltd., real-estate broker; Honolulu Civil Defense Administrator 1951- 1955; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968; chairman of Honolulu County Democratic Committee 1948- 1952; chairman of Territorial Democratic Central Committee, 1952-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the succeeding Congress when Hawaii became a State in the Union (January 3, 1957-August 21, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of the State of Hawaii in 1959; real-estate broker; elected Governor, State of Hawaii, in 1962, and reelected in 1966 and 1970; died in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 5, 1975; interment in Punchbowl National Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Henry J. BURNS b: 1879 in Pennsylvania
    Mother: Annie F. SCALLY b: JUN 1881 in Florida

    Marriage 1 Beatrice Majors VAN VLEET b: 20 FEB 1906 in Oregon
      Children
      1. Has No Children Living BURNS
      2. Has No Children Living BURNS
      3. Has No Children Living BURNS

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