Harvey William Burk

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Harvey William Burk
Harvey William Burk.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Durham West
In office
Preceded by Edmund Burke Wood
Succeeded by Edward Blake
Personal details
Born 1822
Darlington Township, Upper Canada
Died October 13, 1907
Nationality British subject
Political party Liberal
Occupation farmer

Harvey William Burk (born 1822 in Darlington Township, Upper Canada-died October 13, 1907) was a politician and farmer.

Burk was educated in Darlington Township. He was married twice: to Roley Williams in 1848 and to Susan Armour in 1859. He operated a farm near Bowmanville. Burk served on the township council and was reeve from 1873 to 1874.[1] He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member the Liberal Party to represent Durham West in 1874. He won a landslide victory in 1878.[2] Burk resigned October 18, 1879 to allow Edward Blake to be elected.[1]

His daughter Mary Emily married Sam Hughes.[3]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
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  3. ^ Brown, Robert Craig (2005). "Samuel Hughes". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-09-22.