Judge A.G. Burr poses for a portrait on the front of this postcard during his campaign for reelection for district judge in Rugby, N.D. A message urging the recipient to vote for Burr is visible on the back.
A.G. Burr worked as an attorney and as states attorney at Bottineau (1894-1908), district judge at Rugby (1908-1926), and ND Supreme Court Justice, later Chief Justice (1926-1949). In 1938, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University Of North Dakota. He was involved in the Presbyterian Church: in 1904, he was moderator of the ND synod, was later moderator of Bismarck presbytery, was an ordained elder, and a member of the permanent judicial committee of the Presbyterian general assembly. Burr was also involved in the Democratic Party, the Masons (New York and Scottish rites), the Kiwanis Club, Odd Fellows, and was on the Jamestown College Board of trustees. Burr was a prolific speaker, and published The Apostle Paul and the Roman Law and contributed to several fraternal and religious magazines. He was a patriotic man, a WWI Four Minute Men speaker for Liberty Loan drives, and chairman of the Pierce County American Red Cross, who was interested in international affairs, involved in the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the World's Federation of Peace, and organizations supporting the League of Nations. A.G. Burr died February 8, 1951 in Bismarck, ND.