Andrew J. Burns Jr
|Andrew J. Burns Jr.|
|Member of the
Maryland House of Delegates
from District 43
July 25, 1927|
|Died||November 12, 2010
|Alma mater||Loyola College,
University of Maryland School of Law
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.
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.
- 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."
- House of Delegates, Legislative District 43 (1975-1990). Archives of Maryland.