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This profile was last updated on 10/12/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Mrs. Richard Fenner Burges

Wrong Richard Fenner Burges?

Counsel

Pecos River
 
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Texas A&M
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The Burges House in the Sunset ...
www.elpasohistory.com, 12 Oct 2012 [cached]
The Burges House in the Sunset Heights Historic District was built for Richard Fenner Burges by contractor J. E. Morgan.
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Mrs. Burges (Ethel Petrie Shelton) died while the house was under construction.
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RICHARD FENNER BURGES
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Richard F. Burges was born at Seguin, Texas to Bettie (Rust) and William H. Burges,Sr After his
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education in the public schools, Richard attended Texas A&M for one year. In 1892 he followed his older
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Richard Fenner Burges He served as Assistant Counsel for the United States in 1911 regarding the Chamizal controversy; counsel for Texas in negotiations with New Mexico over diversion of waters of the Pecos River; special counsel and later member for Texas of the Rio Grande Compact Commission; authored the Texas Irrigation Code, the Texas Forestry Act and (1923) was President of the Texas Forestry Association. He was also appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on an advisory committee for reformation of the State Rules of the Practice of Civil Procedures. Burges also served two terms as State Representative, 1913 (thirty-third legislature), and 1915 (thirty-fourth legislature). In June 1917 Burges organized Company B, Texas National Guard which was incorporated into the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division as Company A, 141st Infantry. He commanded his battalion in the battle of the Argonne and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for distinguished service. Serving under Burges was Sam Dreben, the "Fighting Jew", called by Gen.
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Burges was promoted to Major just before returning home at the end of the war. In 1898, Richard F. Burges married Ethel Petrie Shelton, an estimable young lady of a prominent family.
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To Richard and
Richard Fenner ...
www.elpasohistory.com [cached]
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Richard F. Burges was born at Sequin, Texas to Bettie (Rust) and William H. Burges.
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After his education in the public schools, Richard attended Texas A&M for one year.
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Richard Burges also had a passion for history, especially that of Texas. His Texas history collection of over 5,000 items was "critically judged to be the finest state collection in private hands". He was a member of the Texas State Historical Association and was appointed by the governor to the Texas History and Library Commission.
For El Paso, Burges pursuaded the legislature to located the College of Mines (UTEP) at it's present site; he worked for the building of Scenic Drive; was a member of the El Paso Museum Association; he served continuously a a member of the El Paso Public Library Board; and was instrumental in promoting the organization of the El Paso Symphony.
In 1898, Richard Burges married Ethel Petrie Shelton, an estimable young lady of a prominent family.
The Burges House in the Sunset ...
www.elpasohistory.com [cached]
The Burges House in the Sunset Heights Historic District was built for Richard Fenner Burges by contractor J. E. Morgan.
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Mrs. Burges (Ethel Petrie Shelton) died while the house was under construction.
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The couple had three children, Richard Burges, Mary Austin and Anne.
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This Live Oak tree was planted by Richard Burges in 1914 and is most probably the first (and oldest) Live Oak in El Paso.
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I have a monument where oak trees grow". - Richard Fenner Burges
Burges Oak
RICHARD FENNER BURGES(January 7, 1873 - January 13, 1945) Richard F. Burges was born at Seguin, Texas to Bettie (Rust) and William H. Burges,Sr After his
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education in the public schools, Richard attended Texas A&M for one year. In 1892 he followed his older
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Richard Fenner Burges He served as Assistant Counsel for the United States in 1911 regarding the Chamizal controversy; counsel for Texas in negotiations with New Mexico over diversion of waters of the Pecos River; special counsel and later member for Texas of the Rio Grande Compact Commission; authored the Texas Irrigation Code, the Texas Forestry Act and (1923) was President of the Texas Forestry Association. He was also appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve on an advisory committee for reformation of the State Rules of the Practice of Civil Procedures. Burges also served two terms as State Representative, 1913 (thirty-third legislature), and 1915 (thirty-fourth legislature). In June 1917 Burges organized Company B, Texas National Guard which was incorporated into the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division as Company A, 141st Infantry. He commanded his battalion in the battle of the Argonne and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for distinguished service. Serving under Burges was Sam Dreben, the "Fighting Jew", called by Gen.
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Burges was promoted to Major just before returning home at the end of the war. In 1898, Richard F. Burges married Ethel Petrie Shelton, an estimable young lady of a prominent family.
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To Richard and
feature story
www.epscene.com, 1 Mar 2012 [cached]
The El Paso County Historical Society not only advocates for historic preservation, it also practices what it preaches by maintaining its headquarters in the historic former home of Richard F. Burges. Burges was city attorney who wrote El Paso's city charter in 1908. He also served on the Texas House of Representatives in 1913, was president of the Texas Forestry Association in the early 1920s and played a prominent roll in the development of Carlsbad Caverns and the building of Elephant Butte Dam.
Blanc Mont: Part II
www.worldwar1.com, 3 Mar 2007 [cached]
Captain Richard F. Burges of El Paso, Company A, 141st Infantry, in describing the October 8 action to a friend, stated that the Germans "fight under cover, firing from concealed machine guns until you close with them, then they rush out, throw up their hands, and cry 'comrade' but it doesn't look fair and they don't get much mercy. Burges "saved" the prisoners, several of whom were boys, "almost children," when "the capture was made under my own eyes."
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