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James Anthony Burke (March 30, 1910 – October 13, 1983) was a United States Representative from Massachusettsmarker from 1959 to 1979.

He was born in Boston, Massachusettsmarker. He was educated in the Boston public schools and Lincoln Preparatory School and attended Suffolk Universitymarker. Burke served as the registrar of vital statistics for the city of Boston and during the World War II was special agent in the Counter-intelligence, attached to the 77th Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court for ten years and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for four years, serving as assistant majority leader. He then became vice chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic State committee for four years and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1979). Burke was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress.

Burke was a resident of Milton, Massachusettsmarker until his death in Boston, Massachusettsmarker on October 13, 1983 and his interment was at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Massachusettsmarker.

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