Henry Burtt

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Henry Adolphus Burtt
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
January 1, 1904 December 31, 1906
Preceded by Abraham Schwaninger
Personal details
Born October 8, 1852
Utica, Indiana
Died February 3, 1932
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Indiana University

Henry Adolphus Burtt (October 8, 1852 – February 3, 1932) [1] was from Utica, Indiana and was a mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Utica, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States

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Henry Burtt grew up on his homestead in Utica and had ten other siblings. Burtt was as young as sixteen when he was accepted as a pupil for the Brownsboro Academy in Oldham County, Kentucky. [2] After two years at the academy he changed his academic institution to Indiana University. He would graduated 1878 after several problems concerning his mother's health and eventual death which caused prolonged absence from the school. [2] After graduation, he entered the Ferguson & Marsh law firm in Jeffersonville, Indiana and attended the Louisville Law School and graduated in 1880. He began his own law firm on April 1, 1880 in Jeffersonville, and in November 1880 marry Marietta Robertson of Utica. [3] In 1885 he would create a partnership with James E. Taggart and established the Burtt & Taggart law firm. By 1904 he would be elected mayor of Jeffersonville and would serve until 1906. After retiring from his office he returned to his private law firm and would serve as dean of the Clark County Bar Association. [2] [4]

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  2. 1 2 3 Burtt Cemetery Burials
  3. Baird, Lewis. Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana, (1909) pg.582-3
  4. Law Notes. E. Thompson Co. 1932.