Charles H. Burns

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Charles Henry Burns
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23rd United States Attorney for the
District of New Hampshire[1]
In office
1881[1] – 1885
Preceded by Ossian Ray
Succeeded by John Samuel Hatch Frink
Member of the
New Hampshire State Senate[1]
In office
1873[1] – 1873[1]
Member of the
New Hampshire State Senate[1]
In office
1879[1] – 1879[1]
Treasurer of
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire[1]
In office
1864[1] – 1865[1]
Personal details
Born January 19, 1835
Milford, New Hampshire
Died May 22, 1909
Wilton, New Hampshire
Nationality American
Political party Republican[1]
Spouse(s) Sarah N. Mills, m. January 19, 1856[2]
Alma mater Harvard Law School, 1858.
Occupation Attorney
Signature

Charles Henry Burns[3] (January 19, 1835 – May 22, 1909)[3] was an American attorney and politician who served in the New Hampshire Senate and as the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire.[1]

Early life[edit]

Burns was born in Milford, Massachusetts[3] to Charles A., and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Burns[3] on January 19, 1835[4] he spent his early life on his fathers farm.[4] From the age of seventeen, to when he was twenty one, Burns taught school in Ashby, Massachusetts, New Ipswich, New Hampshire and Lyndeborough, New Hampshire.[5]

Early legal career[edit]

Burns graduated from Harvard Law School in 1858, in May 1858 he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar at Suffolk County, Massachusetts.[3] Early in 1859 Burns was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar,[3] and in January 1859[5] he began practicing law in Wilton, New Hampshire.[3]

Family life[edit]

Burns married Sarah N. Mills on January 19, 1856, they had eight children.[2]

Public service[edit]

County Solicitor[edit]

In 1864 and 1865 Burns was appointed as the County Treasurer of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[1]

County Treasurer[edit]

In 1876 Burns was appointed as the County Solicitor of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[1] Burns was subsequently elected twice to this position after the state constitution was changed to make this an elective office.[1]

New Hampshire Senate[edit]

Burns was a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1873 and in 1879.[1] Burns was the Charmain of the Judiciary Committee during both of his terms in the Senate.[1]

US Attorney[edit]

In February 1881 Burns was appointed the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. Burns was reappointed in February 1881,[1][3] he served as United States Attorney for six years.[1] because he resigned in his second term.[3]

Death[edit]

Burns died at Wilton, New Hampshire on May 22, 1909.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Ramsdell, George Allen (1909), The History of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire: Town of Milford, New Hampshire, p. 417. 
  2. ^ a b Ramsdell, George Allen (1901), The History of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire: Town of Milford, New Hampshire, p. 418. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The Harvard Graduates Magazine Association (September 1909), News from the Classes, Non Academic, The Harvard Graduates Magazine, Vol. XVIII. 1909-1910, Boston, Massachusetts: The Harvard Graduates Magazine Association, p. 182. 
  4. ^ a b Ramsdell, George Allen (1901), The History of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire: Town of Milford, New Hampshire, p. 415. 
  5. ^ a b Ramsdell, George Allen (1901), The History of Milford, Milford, New Hampshire: Town of Milford, New Hampshire, p. 416. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the
New Hampshire State Senate

1873-1873
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Member of the
New Hampshire State Senate

1879-1879
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
Ossian Ray
23rd United States Attorney
for the
District of New Hampshire

1881–1885
Succeeded by
John Samuel Hatch Frink