Burdge was a member of the Assembly during the 1879 and 1880 sessions. Later, he was a member of the Senate during the 1891 and 1893 sessions, representing the 17th District. Other positions Burdge held include member of the School Board and Mayor of Beloit. He was a Republican.
- THE BLUE BOOK OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. 1891. p. 581.
- Lawrence S. Barish, ed. (2007). State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2007 - 2008. pp. 103, 127.
- "Naming process for a new school to begin soon". Beloit Daily News. Retrieved 2015-12-07.