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Encyclopedia > Frank W. Burke

Frank Welsh Burke (June 1, 1920 - ), a Democrat, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky from 1959 to 1963 and Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1969 to 1973. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ... Louisville Flag The history of Louisville, Kentucky as a city is considered to have started on February 13, 1828, the date of the first city charter. ...


Burke was born in Louisville, Kentucky and educated in parochial there, graduating from St. Xavier High School. He attended the University of Southern California and received a degree from Xavier University and a law degree from the University of Louisville. He began practicing law in Louisville in 1948. Burke served in the United States Army during World War II. Burke held appointed local offices under mayor Charles R. Farnsley including as assistant city attorney of Louisville in 1950 and 1951, director of public safety of Louisville in 1952, and executive assistant to the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky in 1952 and 1953. Burke was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives and served there in 1957 and 1958. Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city in the United States. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern Cal, and Southern California), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... Xavier University is an education institution found in many places around the world. ... The clocktower at the student activity center can be seen from nearly anywhere in the campus. ... US Army Seal HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ... Charles R. Charlie Farnsley (March 28, 1907 - June 19, 1990), a Democrat, served as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and as a member of the [[United States House of Representatives. ... Louisville Flag The history of Louisville, Kentucky as a city is considered to have started on February 13, 1828, the date of the first city charter. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ...


In 1958 Burke was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky's Third District (Louisville). Burke defeated incumbent Republican John M. Robsion, Jr. for the seat. Burke was re-elected to the House seat in 1960 and served from January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1963. He was defeated in a close race for re-election in 1962 by Gene Snyder; Snyder won 93,627 votes to Burke's 91,062. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... John Marshall Robsion, Jr. ... Marion M. Gene Snyder (b. ...


In 1969, Republicans had controlled county and city offices in Louisville for eight years. Burke, a Democrat, was elected Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky that year, winning 48,337 votes to Republican John Porter Sawyer's 40,810. Burke served in that office from 1969 to 1973. Burke's priorities included reducing crime; he increased the size of the police force and installed many new street lights and the crime rate in Louisville dropped while Burke was mayor. Burke also increased garbage pickups and the sewers and pushed the construction of the Louisville Belvedere. Burke also instituted a retirement system for city employees. Louisville Flag The history of Louisville, Kentucky as a city is considered to have started on February 13, 1828, the date of the first city charter. ...

Preceded by:
John M. Robsion, Jr.
U.S. Congressman, Kentucky 3rd District
1959-1963
Succeeded by:
Gene Snyder
Preceded by:
Kenneth A. Schmied
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky
1969-1973
Succeeded by:
Harvey I. Sloane

 
 

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