Harold Burton: From Cleveland Mayor to Supreme Court Justice: Lecture by Joe Blake, October, 2022

Harold Burton: From Cleveland Mayor to Supreme Court Justice
Lecture by historian Joe Blake, October, 2022

Shaker resident Harold H. Burton was Mayor of Cleveland, U.S. Senator and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. His father Alfred accompanied Peary to the North Pole and his sister was the children’s author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton.

Historian Joe Blake explores Burton’s political career and his legacy, including Burton’s tenure as a Republican Mayor during the New Deal, and his Supreme Court appointment just as the Court began to reexamine judicial support for segregation.
Cosponsored by Shaker Public Library and Shaker Historical Society.


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