BURNS, Robert, (1792 - 1866)


BURNS, Robert, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Hudson, Hillsboro County, N.H., December 12, 1792; moved with his parents in childhood to Rumney, Grafton County; studied medicine in Warren; taught school; attended Dartmouth Medical School in 1815; returned to Warren and commenced the practice of medicine; moved to Hebron, Grafton County, in 1818 and continued the practice of his profession until 1835; fellow of the New Hampshire Medical Society in 1824; member of the State senate in 1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); continued the practice of medicine in Plymouth, N.H., until his death June 26, 1866; interment in the churchyard of Trinity Church, Holderness, Grafton County, N.H.