Walter F. Burgess

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770


pg. 722

BURGESS, WALTER F. (Republican.) Address:
Reader, West Va. Born at Fanlight, Wetzel county, April
29, 1877; reared on a farm near Reader; educated in the
public schools; is an oil driller and contractor, and has
been closely connected with the oil developmend [sic]in Wetzel
county; was elected to the Senate from the Second Dis-
trict in 1916; is a hold-over Senator; in 1917 was Chair-
man of the committee on Roads and Navigation, and a
member of the committees on Privileges and Elections,
Education, Banks and Corporations, Public Buildings
and Humane Institutions, Claims and Grievances, Pro-
hibition and Temperance.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook