Harold Hitz Burton

Personal

Birthday: 
6/22/1888
Birthplace: 
Jamaica Plain, MA
Date of Death: 
10/28/1964
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Bowdoin College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1909
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1912

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Supreme Court of the United States
Court Name: 

Supreme Court of the United States

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/22/1945
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/13/1958
Termination Date: 
10/28/1964
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

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

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