Harry Thomas Burn

Harry Thomas Burn (HM1BB8)

Location: Niota, TN 37826 McMinn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 30.924', W 84° 32.957'

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A native of Niota, Harry T. Burn held public office for much of his adult life; State House of Representatives, 1919-23; State Senate 1949-53; State Planning Commission 1952-58; delgate of Roane County to the Constitutional Conventions of 1953, 1959, 1965. However, he is best remembered for an action he took during his first term in the legislature. On August 18, 1920, he changed his vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and it became law, giving women the right to vote.
HM NumberHM1BB8
Marker Number2A 80
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 722242 N 3932963
Decimal Degrees35.51540000, -84.54928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.924', W 84° 32.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 55.44" N, 84° 32' 57.42" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 327 Lee Highway, Niota TN 37826, US
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