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Burke Known For Public Service
George J. Burke, who is being considered for appointment as chief counsel for the Office of Price Administration in Washington, is one of Michigan's outstanding lawyers, with a long record of public service. He also is one of the recognized leaders of the Democratic party in the state.
Mr. Burke, who has been a lawyer in Ann Arbor since 1907, first brought his name before the public as prosecutor of Washtenaw county from 1911 to 1914. From that position he has risen to prominence as a former member of the State - Crime Commission and the State
Corrections Commission, and as a member and past chairman of the State Civil Service Commission.
As a Democratic party leader, Mr. Burke, in former years, was a candidate for state attorney general and for justice of the State Supreme Court, but in recent years he has consistently declined to run for public office. He has served as temporary chairman and keynote speaker at Democratic state conventions, but in 1939 refused to accept appointment as chairman of the party's state central committee and in 1940 he refused to run for the United States Senate.
Mr. Burke will go to Washington Friday for conferences with Administrator Brown, he informed The News today.