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Name Burton, Harold Hitz
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Burton, Harold Hitz
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Burton, Harold Hitz
Born June 22, 1888, in Jamaica Plain, MA
Died October 28, 1964, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 18, 1945, to a seat vacated by Owen J. Roberts. Confirmed by the Senate on September 19, 1945, and received commission on September 22, 1945. Assumed senior status on October 13, 1958. Service terminated on October 28, 1964, due to death.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Third Circuit, October 15, 1945-October 15, 1956
Seventh Circuit, October 16, 1956-March 24, 1957
Sixth Circuit, March 4, 1957-October 13, 1958

Education:
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1909
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1912

Professional Career:
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1912-1914
Assistant attorney, Utah Power and Light Company and Utah Light and Traction Company, 1914-1916
Head of legal department, Idaho Power Company, 1916-1917
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1917-1919
Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1919-1935
State representative, Ohio, 1929
Director of law for Cleveland, Ohio, 1929-1931
Mayor, Cleveland, Ohio, 1935-1940
U.S. senator from Ohio, 1941-1945
Research Collections

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Case(s) SD-KS-0001 : Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka


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