Harris Burgoyne

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Harris Burgoyne was Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1972 to 1973.


Burgoyne was born on June 30, 1910 to George and Delia (Cormier) Burgoyne in Chicago, Illinois.[1] On April 30, 1936, he married Ethel Hunter. They had a daughter, Sara, and a son, John. He died in 1994 and was buried in Algoma, Wisconsin.[citation needed]

He graduated from West High School and the former Badger Business College.[citation needed]

He was employed by the A & P Company before joining Schreiber Foods as office manager in 1945. He retired as the purchasing agent from Schreiber Foods in 1975.[citation needed]

When Mayor Tilleman died suddenly of a heart attack in late 1972, Harris was the President of the Green Bay Wisconsin City Council and, in that capacity, assumed the duties of mayor. He served from November 1972 until April 1973 when a special election was held. He placed first in a ten-person primary election in April 1973 but lost the general election to Thomas Atkinson.[citation needed]

Harris Burgoyne represented a near westside (Green Bay) ward on the City Council and Brown County Board. He served on both for seventeen years.[citation needed]

He was very active in Boy Scouts and was extremely proud of the fact that he had twelve scouts obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. He had received the Silver Beaver Award, the St. George Award, and the Order of the Arrow.[citation needed]

He was known as a quiet person who always studied the issues, was well-prepared, and voted his convictions.[citation needed]

Harris G. Burgoyne is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma, WI.[citation needed]