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Harold Hitz Burton

Biography of Harold Hitz Burton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Burton
  • First Name: Harold
  • Middle Name: Hitz
  • Date of Birth: June , 22 , 1888
  • Place of Birth (POB): Jamaica Plain , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Date of Death: October , 28 , 1964
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Harold Hitz Burton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Supreme Court of the United States
  • Court Type: United States Supreme Court (USSC)
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Harry S Truman ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/18/1945
  • Seat vacated by: Roberts , Owen J.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/18/1945
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/19/1945
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/19/1945
  • Commission Date: 09/22/1945
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/13/1958
  • Date of Termination: 10/28/1964
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Harold Hitz Burton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Bowdoin College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1909

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1912

Harold Hitz Burton Career Path


  • Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1912-1914
  • Assistant attorney, Utah Power and Light Company and Utah Light and Traction Company, 1914-1916
  • Head of legal department, Idaho Power Company, 1916-1917
  • U.S. Army lieutenant, 1917-1919
  • Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1919-1935
  • State representative, Ohio, 1929
  • Director of law for Cleveland, Ohio, 1929-1931
  • Mayor, Cleveland, Ohio, 1935-1940
  • U.S. senator from Ohio, 1941-1945

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    Allotment as Circuit Justice:

  • Third Circuit, October 15, 1945-October 15, 1956
  • Seventh Circuit, October 16, 1956-March 24, 1957
  • Sixth Circuit, March 4, 1957-October 13, 1958


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