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Favorable or Unfavorable #111: Harold H. Burton


Favorable or Unfavorable #111: Harold H. Burton  

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Justice Burton of OH was considered a hard-worker, rather than a brilliant justice. He serves as mayor of Cleveland before becoming a US Senator. Truman had served with him in committees in the Senate and wanted to earn some bipartisan support, so appointed Burton. 

His actions:

Burton, Harold H 1943 resolution to create a permanent U.N.
Burton, Harold H 1945 Hill-Burton Act to fund hospitals
Burton, Harold H 1945 Confirmed to the SC for Truman, despite being a Republican
Burton, Harold H 1954 Helps with shaping majority opinion of Brown v. Board of Education
Burton, Harold H 1958 Resigns from SC b/c of health (Parkinson's)
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