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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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1935-1936 Representative Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


02/24/1902 - 03/22/1970

BURKE, Joseph David, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, February 24, 1902 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Towne Scientific School; B.S., mechanical engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1925; LL.B., Temple University Law School, 1931; engineer; attorney; teacher; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1935 term; appointed, Special Committee to Select Measures on the Subject of Abating Penalties and Interest on Delinquent Taxes (1935-1936); appointed, Legislative Committee to Investigate Public Relief in Pennsylvania (1935-1936); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1936); chairman, Philadelphia County Relief Board (1937-1939); appointed, official examiner, Philadelphia Orphans’ Court (1941-1948); elected, Register of Wills, Philadelphia (1950-1954); appointed, judge, Philadelphia Orphans’ Court (1960-1970); died, March 22, 1970 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.