BURKE, Robert Emmet, (1847 - 1901)


BURKE, Robert Emmet, a Representative from Texas; born near Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., August 1, 1847; attended the public schools of his native city; volunteered as a private in Company D, Tenth Georgia Cavalry, Confederate Army, at the age of sixteen and served throughout the Civil War; moved to Jefferson, Tex., in 1866; studied law; was admitted to the bar in November 1870 and commenced practice in Dallas, Tex., in 1871; judge of Dallas County 1878-1888; judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Texas 1888-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Dallas, Tex., June 5, 1901; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.