Talk:Harry T. Burn

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Proposal to merge[edit]

The recap is not really about Harry T. Burn; it is a chapter in the history of the 19th amendment in which Mr Burn plays a part. In light of this, I propose merging this section with the section 19th Amendment in the article History of women's suffrage in the United States Comments? Suggestions? Please join the discussion at Talk:History of women's suffrage in the United States#Proposal to merge. Gosgood 12:17, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Burn or Burns?[edit]

I just finished Not For Ourselves Alone and he is referred to as "Harry Burns." I cannot find a reference to him in the 15th Edition of Encyclopaedia Brit. to check it. Any decent online source available? Considering the number of historians who worked on the Ken Burns doc, it would be very surprising if it is indeed "Burn" and not "Burns." RoyBatty42 22:47, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

The New York Times reported his name as Harry T. Burn in their August 19, 1920 edition:[1]

The vote at the outset was on partisan lines, but when the name of Representative Harry T. Burn, Republican, of McMinn County, was called, he voted "Aye." The opposition then virtually conceded defeat, for Mr Burn had voted with them to table the resolution, and his change gave the suffregists the needed majority.

Take care — Gosgood 00:39, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


  1. ^ Online: synopsis free. Full article available only under Times Select subscription (fee) "TENNESSEE COMPLETES SUFFRAGE VICTORY". The New York Times (in English) (The New York Times Company). August 19, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-04-17].  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

I am a great grandaughter of Harry T. Burn and there is no "s".It is Burn. Dawn R. Burn St.Augustine Fl —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:14, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Statement after voting[edit]

According to the Ken Burns doc, Burn(s) says “I know that mother’s advice is the safest for a boy to follow,” which sounds much more likely for the period. RoyBatty42 23:25, 17 April 2007 (UTC)