|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1979
|Preceded by||Sam Gibbons|
|Succeeded by||Edward J. Stack|
|Constituency||10th district (1967-73)|
12th district (1973-79)
|Born||January 14, 1913|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||June 16, 1993 (aged 80)|
Altamonte Springs, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Central YMCA College|
Northwestern University (BA)
Illinois Institute of Technology (LLB)
He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he attended the public schools, the defunct Central YMCA College, and then Northwestern University in nearby Evanston, Illinois. He later graduated from Kent College of Law in Chicago.
Burke served in the United States Army in France during World War Two, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He also earned the European Theater Medal and the American Theater Ribbon, and was discharged with the rank of captain.
He was admitted to the bar in 1940 and practiced in Chicago from 1940 to 1949, and in Hollywood, Florida, from 1949 to 1968. In 1952, Burke was elected Republican commissioner in Broward County and served in that capacity until 1967. He was a Republican State committeeman from 1954 to 1958. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in a special election held on January 11, 1955, losing to Democrat Paul Rogers.
Burke served as delegate to Republican National Conventions in 1968, 1972, and 1976. In 1968, he was a member of the Republican Platform Committee. In 1956, he was appointed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Southeastern Advisory Board of Small Business.
On May 27, 1978, Burke was arrested at the Centerfold Bar in Dania, Florida, on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest. Burke claimed he had come to the club in an attempt to prevent a narcotics deal. He later pleaded guilty to the charges and nolo contendere to an additional charge of witness tampering and sentenced to three months of probation and a $177.50 fine.
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- Staff (June 19, 1993). "J. Herbert Burke Dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
- Around the Nation | SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES | JULY 20, 1978 |
-  Archived 2018-08-13 at the Wayback Machine | January 25, 1985 | Naked Truths Recalled In Waning Days Of Club | Gary Stein, Columnist | 
- United States Congress. "J. Herbert Burke (id: B001091)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-18.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.