BURTON, Danny Lee, (1938 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BURTON, Danny Lee, a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 21, 1938; graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1957; attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., 1958; Cincinnati Bible College, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1959-1960; United States Army and United States Army reserve, 1957-1962; businessman; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1967-1968 and 1977-1980; member of the Indiana state senate, 1969-1970 and 1981-1982; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress in 1970; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2013); chair, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight (One Hundred Fifth Congress); chair, Committee on Government Reform (One Hundred Sixth and One Hundred Seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.