Harold W. Burtness

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Harold W. Burtness
Born (1897-11-16)November 16, 1897
Chicago, Illinois
Died May 1978 (1978-06) (aged 80)
Urbana, Illinois

Harold William Burtness (November 16, 1897 – May 1978) was an American railroad executive. He began his career as a secretary for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad and moved into an executive position with the Pennsylvania Railroad before coming to the Chicago Great Western Railway in 1922. He was elected to a vice-presidency of the CGW in 1941 and took over the presidency of the railroad in 1946.^


  1. ^ Chicago Daily Tribune May 22, 1946.
Preceded by
Patrick H. Joyce
President of Chicago Great Western Railway
1946 – 1948
Succeeded by
Grant Stauffer