Andrew J. Burns Jr

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Andrew J. Burns Jr.
Member of the
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 43
In office
Personal details
Born (1927-07-25)July 25, 1927
Baltimore, Maryland
Died November 12, 2010(2010-11-12) (aged 83)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Loyola College,
University of Maryland School of Law
Profession lawyer, politician

Andrew Joseph "Andy" Burns Jr. (July 25, 1927 – November 12, 2010) was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.[1]


Andrew J. Burns Jr. was born into a prominent political family whose father, Andrew J. Burns, was said to be a major player in the Democratic Party in Baltimore.[1]


Delegate Burns graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1945 and soon enlisted in the United States Navy. After serving in the military, Burns earned his bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1950.

After working for a while, Burns attended and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law.


Delegate Burns served in the military twice, once after high school right at the end of World War II, and again during the Korean War. While in the Navy, Burns served on the USS Washburn (AKA-108), USS Putnam (DD-757), and USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717).

After college, Burns briefly worked in real estate before he began practicing law.

Burns was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1966 and served until 1983, having lost in the primary in 1982. He later ran twice unsuccessfully for a seat on the Baltimore City Council.

While in office, Delegate Burns served on the Judiciary and Baltimore Convention Center committees and chaired the Civil Laws Committee.


  1. ^ a b Rasmussen, Frederick N. (November 26, 2010). "Andrew J. Burns Jr., delegate, dies". The Baltimore Sun. "Andrew Joseph "Andy" Burns Jr., a retired lawyer and veteran Northeast Baltimore legislator who had served in the state legislature for nearly two decades, died Nov. 12 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 83." 

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