BURNES, Daniel Dee, (1851 - 1899)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BURNES, Daniel Dee, a Representative from Missouri; born in Ringgold, Platte County, Mo., January 4, 1851; received his early schooling at Weston, Mo.; was graduated from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1873 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1874; went to Germany and studied at Heidelberg University; returned to the United States and settled in St. Joseph, Mo., where he engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1894; resumed the practice of law; died on his estate, “Ayr Lawn,” at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., November 2, 1899; interment in Mount Mora Cemetery.