Burgess Mcelrath (1890 - 1964)

Burgess Mcelrath
1890 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
Burgess Mcelrath was born on March 2, 1890. Burgess died in February 1964 at age 73. We know that Burgess Mcelrath had been residing in Pennsylvania.

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Burgess Mcelrath passed away in February 1964 at 73 years old. Burgess was born on March 2, 1890. There is no information about Burgess's immediate family. We know that Burgess Mcelrath had been residing in Pennsylvania.
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In 1890, in the year that Burgess Mcelrath was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1915, by the time this person was 25 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1940, Burgess was 50 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1955, by the time this person was 65 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1964, in the year of Burgess Mcelrath's passing, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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