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Elmer Jacob Burkett
Birth: Dec. 1, 1867
Mills County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 23, 1935
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Graduating from Tabor College Iowa, in 1890 he was the principal of the public schools in Leigh, Nebraska, (1890-92). Graduating from the law department of the University of Nebraska, in 1893, he was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a trustee of Tabor College, (1895-19050 and a member of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, (1896-98). In 1899, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving until he resigned in 1905. He was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1905-11). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 67. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Fannie Fern Wright Burkett (1869 - 1966)*
 
 Children:
  Lenore Burkett Van Kirk (1893 - 1966)*
  Josephine Burkett Farquhar (1895 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot: Sec-13 Lot-3 Sp-6
 
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Record added: Mar 16, 2003
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