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A.G. Burr in office at Pierce County Courthouse, N.D.
A.G. Burr in office at Pierce County Courthouse, N.D.
TitleA.G. Burr in office at Pierce County Courthouse, N.D.
Date of Original1913?
DescriptionJudge A.G. Burr sits in his office at the Pierce County Courthouse in Rugby, N.D. Many law books sit on the table in front of him. Bookcases filled with books line the room.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCourt houses
Law
People
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Judges
Books
Bookcases
Courthouses
Flags
Personal NameBurr, Alexander G. (Alexander George), 1871-1951
Organization NamePierce County Courthouse (Rugby, N.D.)
LocationRugby (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number10121-297
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA.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.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionAlexander G. Burr Papers Mss 10121
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10121-297)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10121297
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