BURTON, Danny Lee

BURTON, Danny Lee
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object


BURTON, Danny Lee, a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 21, 1938; graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1957; attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., 1958; Cincinnati Bible College, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1959-1960; United States Army and United States Army reserve, 1957-1962; businessman; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1967-1968 and 1977-1980; member of the Indiana state senate, 1969-1970 and 1981-1982; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Congress in 1970; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2013); chair, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight (One Hundred Fifth Congress); chair, Committee on Government Reform (One Hundred Sixth and One Hundred Seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Indiana University Libraries
Modern Political Papers

Bloomington, IN
Papers: 1983-2012, 123 linear feet of textual records and 6.97 gigabytes of electronic records. The records of former Congressman Dan Burton include files of legislative and office assistants; Burton’s sponsored and cosponsored measures; press files, including clippings, press releases, newsletters, and a large volume of video; committee files, including the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight and its Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness; and candidate surveys from congressional campaigns. The electronic records include constituent correspondence, photographs, and speeches, as well as staff files and other legislative working files. There is some overlap in coverage of topics between the paper records and electronic records.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Commercial Archives, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1990, 3 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Dan Burton's campaigns for the 1982, 1988 and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 6 of Indiana, Republican Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Burton, Dan. "The House and Foreign Affairs: Making the World Safe for Tyranny?" In A House of Ill Repute, edited by Dan Renberg, 76-84. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987.

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