Andrew H. Burke

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Andrew Horce Burke (born May 15, 1850 in New York City , † November 17, 1918 in Roswell , New Mexico ) was an American politician and from 1891 to 1893 the second governor of the state of North Dakota .

Early years

Andrew Burke lost his parents very early and grew up as an orphan in the care of the state welfare. He was later by a farmer in Noblesville ( Indiana adopted). Despite his youth, he was used as a drummer during the civil war . After the war he returned to Indiana, where he attended what is now DePauw University for two years . He then worked in various positions in Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota . In 1880, Burke settled in Casselton in the Dakota Territory . There he worked as an accountant and bank clerk. Burke was a member of the Republican Party and served as treasurer in Cass County for six years . On November 4, 1890 he was elected the new governor of North Dakota with 52:35 percent of the vote against the Democrat William N. Roach .

North Dakota Governor

Burke's two-year term began on January 7, 1891. During his time, the election process for the American presidency for North Dakota was regulated and the country's legislation was expanded. Government bonds were issued to repay the old debts, which originated from the time of the Dakota Territory. On the question of the cession of land to the railroad, he campaigned against the interests of the farmers for the railroad, which cost him the support of the farmers.

In 1892 Burke ran unsuccessfully for re-election. Therefore, he had to leave office on January 3, 1893. Then he withdrew into private life. He was later hired by the US Land Administration in Washington, DC . Andrew Burke died in November 1918. He was married to Caroline Cleveland, with whom he had two children.

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