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Joseph Washington Burkett, Sr.

Joe Burkett
Full Name: Joseph Washington "Joe" Burkett, Sr.
Birth date: October 19, 1885
Death date: March 10, 1962

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 38th (2) & 37th (1) Legislatures
    7/18/1921 - 1/13/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 37th (1) Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 3/12/1921
    Democrat
(1) In Senate, Joe Burkett, in special election 6/4/1921, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded John A. Russell, resigned 2/28/1921. In House, Ben Russell, in special election 7/16/1921, sworn 7/20/1921, succeeded Joe Burkett, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Ex-Sen. Burkett Dies at Age 76," 3/11/1962, p. 2-A. Birth date 10/19/1885. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • Joseph Washington Burkett, birth date 10/12/1885 in Llano, Texas; death date 3/10/1962; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Joseph Washington Burkett, birth date 10/19/1885, death date 3/10/1962, interment in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio. Includes "Autobiography by Joe Burkett from campaign material when he was a candidate for Governor of Texas, subject to Democratic Primaries 1924." Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Joe Burkett Funeral Held," The Bandera Bulletin, 3/16/1962, p. 4, crediting Bandera Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, Joseph Washington Burkett, 3/11/1962, birth date unclear. San Antonio Express-News .
  • Obituary and photo, "Judge Burkett Dies," 3/11/1962, p. 1-B. San Antonio Light .
  • Memorial, May 1962, p. 444. Relatives: Joseph W. Burkett Sr. - father, Joseph W. Burkett Jr. - son. Texas Bar Journal .
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