Harvey William Burk

Politician

1822 – 1907

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Who was Harvey William Burk?

Harvey William Burk was a politician and farmer.

Burk was educated in Darlington Township. He was married twice: to Roley Williams in 1848 and to Susan Armour in 1859. He operated a farm near Bowmanville. Burk served on the township council and was reeve from 1873 to 1874. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member the Liberal Party to represent Durham West in 1874. He won a landslide victory in 1878. Burk resigned October 18, 1879 to allow Edward Blake to be elected.

His daughter Mary Emily married Sam Hughes.

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Born
1822
Clarington
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Died
Oct 13, 1907

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on July 23, 2013

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