BURTON, Clarence Godber, (1886 - 1982)


BURTON, Clarence Godber, a Representative from Virginia; born in Providence, R.I., December 14, 1886; moved with his parents to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., at an early age; attended the public schools; was graduated from Piedmont Business College, Lynchburg, Va.; engaged in the hosiery manufacturing industry, becoming treasurer of a firm in 1907 and president in 1921; also engaged in cattle raising and banking; member of the Lynchburg School Board 1938-1943, serving as vice chairman; member of the Lynchburg City Council 1942-1948, serving as mayor 1946-1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress on November 2, 1948, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., and at the same time was elected to the Eighty-first Congress; reelected to the Eighty-second Congress and served from November 2, 1948, to January 3, 1953; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; chairman of board of Lynchburg Hosiery Mills, Inc.; member, Lynchburg Board of Zoning Appeals, 1957-1977; director, American Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1924-1968, and chairman until 1980; resided in Lynchburg, Va., until his death there on January 18, 1982; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.