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John Burke (February 25, 1859 – May 14, 1937) was an Americanmarker lawyer, jurist, and political leader from North Dakotamarker.

Burke was born in Keokuk County, Iowamarker, and moved to the Dakota Territory. After North Dakota was admitted to the union, he served in the state's House of Representatives in 1891 and in its Senate from 1893 to 1896. He served three terms (1907-1913) as a Democratic governor at a time when the North Dakota Republican Party had little practical opposition.

At the 1912 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, Burke enthusiastically supported the candidacy of Woodrow Wilson. Burke swung all of North Dakota's votes to Wilson on the first ballot. William Jennings Bryan, himself a supporter of Wilson and also a good friend of Burke's, wanted Burke to run for Vice-President. Burke demurred, however, due to a promise he had given Indiana delegates for their votes. As a result, Thomas Marshall of Indiana was chosen for Vice-President. Burke was named United States Treasurer following Wilson’s election victory in November 1912. Burke held this office until the end of Wilson's presidency in 1921.

Burke ran for the United States Senate in 1916 but lost. From 1913 to 1921 Burke was Treasurer of the United States, under President Woodrow Wilson. He later served as a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1924 until his death on May 14, 1937. Burke County, North Dakotamarker is named in his honor.

A statue of John Burke was placed in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S.marker Capitolmarker by the state of North Dakota in 1963.

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