Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:02am
Eunice L. Burns was born in 1923 and grew up on a farm in Caledonia, Minnesota. She attended La Crosse State Teachers College and became a physical education teacher. She and her husband Carl Burns had four children, and the family enjoyed camping and other outdoor activities. They were married for fifteen years before his tragic death in a sailing accident. Burns (D) represented the First Ward on the Ann Arbor City Council for six years (1962-68). She championed the Fair Housing Ordinance and the establishment of the Huron River Watershed Council. She passed away on October 20, 2016.
Eunice Burns was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, July 22, 1963
COUNCIL IN SESSION: For Ann Arbor citizens who haven't had a chance yet to see personally what a City Council meeting looks like in the new City Hall's council quarters, here's an opportunity to attend pictorially by following the numbers: (1) Councilman Wendell E. Hulcher, Fourth Ward; (2) Councilman Richard G. Walterhouse, Fourth Ward; (3) Councilman John R. Laird, Fifth Ward; (4) Councilman Bent F. Nielsen, Fifth Ward; (5) City Attorney Jacob F. Fahrner, jr.; (6) Mayor Cecil O. Creal; (7) Mrs. Jean L. Eskelinen, city clerk's stenographer; (8) City Clerk Fred J. Looker; (9) Councilman Eunice L. Burns, First Ward; (10) Councilman John L. Teachout, First Ward; (11) Councilman John Downson, Second Ward; (12) Councilman William E. Bandemer, Second Ward; (13) Councilman Robert E. Meader, Third Ward; and (14) Councilman Paul H. Johnson, Third Ward. Persons in the right foreground are members of the audience. The microphone and podium are for their use in addressing the council. Most of the persons in the right background are department heads.