Burleigh F. Spalding

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Burleigh F. Spalding
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9th Chief Justice of North Dakota
In office
1911–1915
Preceded by David Morgan
Succeeded by Charles Fisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota's at-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Preceded by Martin N. Johnson
Succeeded by Thomas Frank Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota's at-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Asle Gronna
Personal details
Born (1853-12-03)December 3, 1853
Craftsbury, Vermont
Died March 17, 1934(1934-03-17) (aged 80)
Fargo, North Dakota
Political party Republican
Profession Lawyer

Burleigh Folsom Spalding (December 3, 1853 – March 17, 1934) was a United States Representative from North Dakota. He was born on a farm near Craftsbury, Vermont. He attended the Lyndon Literary Institute in Lyndon, Vermont and was graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont in 1877. He studied law in Montpelier, Vermont and was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Fargo, North Dakota. In 1882–1884, he was superintendent of public instruction of Cass County, North Dakota.

Spalding was a member of the commission to relocate the capital of the Territory of Dakota and build the capitol in 1883 and a member of the North Dakota constitutional convention in 1889. He was the chairman of the Republican State central committee of North Dakota 1892–1894 and of the Cass County Republican committee 1896–1898. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901) and did not seek renomination in 1900. He was elected to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905) and was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904. He was appointed in 1907 and elected in 1908 an associate justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court and became chief justice in 1911 and served until 1915 after which he resumed the practice of law in Fargo, North Dakota in 1915. He served as a delegate to most Republican Territorial and State conventions 1888–1933 and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924. He died in Fargo, North Dakota in 1934 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin N. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Succeeded by
Thomas Frank Marshall
Preceded by
None: new seat added
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Succeeded by
Asle Gronna
Legal offices
Preceded by
David Morgan
Chief Justice of North Dakota
1911–1915
Succeeded by
Charles Fisk