Raymond S. Burton

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1950s, see Raymond Burton.
Raymond S. Burton
New Hampshire Executive Council
District 1
In office
Preceded by Paul M. Mayette
Succeeded by Joseph Kenney
In office
Preceded by Lyle E. Hersom
Succeeded by Paul M. Mayette
Personal details
Born August 13, 1939
Burlington, Vermont
Died November 12, 2013 (aged 74)
Bath, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Residence Bath, New Hampshire

Raymond S. "Ray" Burton (August 13, 1939 – November 12, 2013) was a New Hampshire politician who served from 1977-79 and 1981-2013 on the Executive Council as the representative of District 1, or "The North Country". Known as the "Dean of the Council",[1] Burton, a Republican, was the longest-serving Executive Councilor in New Hampshire history. Burton also served for 22 years as a Grafton County Commissioner, representing District 2.

Burton lived in the town of Bath, New Hampshire, where he died on November 12, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ Kenny, Jack (March 3, 2006). "Granite Plates". New Hampshire Magazine. 
  2. ^ DiStaso, John (November 12, 2013). "NH 'legend' Ray Burton remembered as passionate, relentless, kind". The NH Union Leader. 

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