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Theodore Burton portrait
Description: Theodore Burton (1851-1929) was born in Jefferson, Ohio, on December 20, 1851, and graduated from Oberlin College in 1872. He began his political career in 1889 after being elected as a Representative and years later as a Senator from Ohio. Throughout his life he had interrupted spells in the US House of Representative and Senate. In 1916, he was a candidate for Republican nomination for president. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding appointed Burton to represent the United States at the World War Debt Funding Commission, and Burton served as the head of the American delegation at the Geneva Conference in 1925. He died in Washington, DC, on October 28, 1929. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04089
Subjects: Presidential elections; Cleveland (Ohio); Oberlin College; Politicians
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)