BURKE, Robert Emmet (1847-1901)

BURKE, ROBERT EMMET, a Representative from Texas; born near Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Ala., August 1, 1847; attended the public schools of his native city; volunteered as a private in Company D, Tenth Georgia Cavalry, Confederate Army, at the age of sixteen and served throughout the Civil War; moved to Jefferson, Tex., in 1866; studied law; was admitted to the bar in November 1870 and commenced practice in Dallas, Tex., in 1871; judge of Dallas County 1878-1888; judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Texas 1888-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Dallas, Tex., June 5, 1901; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

  • Burke, Robert Emmet. Bankruptcy. Speech of Hon. R.E. Burke, of Texas, in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, February 16, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.
  • ------. Gold standard--Puerto Rico. Speeches by Hon. R. E. Burke of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, December 14, 1899, and February 27, 1900. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.
  • ------. McKinley prosperity ... Speech of Hon. R.E. Burke, of Texas, in the House ... February 3, 1898. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898.
  • Wooten, Dudley Goodall. In memoriam. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1902.