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Laurence J. Burton Collection

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Laurence J. Burton Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

    Biographical Note/Historical Note

    Content Description

    Collection Use

    Administrative Information

    Subjects

    Collection Overview +/-

    Title: Laurence J. Burton Collection
    Dates: 1961-1970 (inclusive)
    Collection Number: MS 020
    Summary: Collection of Laurence J. Burton
    Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
    Address:
    Weber State University
    2901 University Circle
    Ogden UT 84408

    Collection Inventory +/-

    Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

    Laurence Junior Burton (October 30, 1926 - November 27, 2002) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

    Born in Ogden, Utah, Burton graduated from Ogden High School in 1944. Enlisted in the United States Navy Air Corps and served from January 1945 to July 1946. He graduated from Weber College at Ogden, in 1948, from the University of Utah in 1951, and from Utah State University at Logan in 1956. Took postgraduate work at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, Washington, D.C., in 1957 and 1958. Public relations director and athletic manager at Weber College from 1948 to 1956. Regional director for American College Public Relations Association in 1954 and 1955. He was editor of National Junior College Athletic Association magazine from 1951 to 1961. Legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Henry Aldous Dixon in 1957 and 1958. He served as assistant professor of political science at Weber College from 1958 to 1960. Administrative assistant to Utah Governor George Dewey Clyde from 1960 to 1962. He served as delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968.

    Burton was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1971). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1970, but was an unsuccessful nominee in 1970 to the United States Senate. He died aged 76 on November 27, 2002, in Ogden.

    Content Description +/-

    Collection of Laurence J. Burton with his records in Congress.

    Collection Use +/-

    Restrictions on Access:

    Open to public research.

    Administrative Information +/-

    Arrangement:

    The collection is arranged by subject.

    Acquisition Information:

    Gift

    Processing Note:

    This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

    Creator:

    Burton, Laurence J.

    Language:

    Collection materials are in English.

    Sponsor:

    Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

    Quantity:

    268 boxes

    Language of the Finding Aid:

    Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

    Author of the Finding Aid:

    Finding aid created by a Special Collections processor.

    EAD Creation Date:

    2011

    Standard:

    Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

    Subjects +/-

    Subject Terms:

    United States. Congress. House.
    Politics, Government, and Law
    Political Campaigns

    Personal Names:

    Burton, Laurence J.

    Geographical Names:

    Salt Lake City, Utah

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