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Burleson, David Sinclair, 1871-1953

 Person

David Sinclair Burleson was born on December 27, 1871, in the Limestone Cove, Carter-Unicoi County, Tennessee, area. He attended local schools and received both the A. B. and M. A. degrees from Milligan College in 1891. He later attended the University of Virginia, Harvard, and the University of Chicago. He taught at Tazewell Virginia College until 1898, when he moved to Florence State Normal School, Florence, Alabama. In 1911, Burleson became one of the first faculty members of East Tennessee Normal School, where he served as instructor and chairman of the mathematics department. Later, he transferred to the English department and became Dean of the Faculty. He retired in 1947 and died July 22, 1953.

Burleson wrote several books on English grammar and the official history of East Tennessee State College. He served as executive secretary of the East Tennessee Teachers Association for more than 25 years and was active in church affairs. He received an honorary L.L.D. degree from Milligan College in 1951.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

David Sinclair Burleson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UnivRec-035
Scope and Contents The David Sinclar Burleson Papers consist of correspondence, course notes, speeches, personal financial records, and miscellaneous printed matter documenting Burleson's personal life and his experience as an educator.
Dates: 1896-1954

East Tennessee Education Association Records

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-41
Identifier: AppMs-4
Arrangement This collection is divided into six series: Series 1, Organizational Records, 1911, 1931-1969; Series 2, Correspondence, 1916-1975; Series 3, Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1920-1975; Series 4, Financial Records, 1909-1975; Series 5, Annual Meeting Materials, 1928-1975; and Series 6, Publications and Newspaper Clippings, 1911-1975.Materials in the addition have been added to the following series: Series 3, Executive Committee and Annual Meeting Minutes, 1976-84, Box...
Dates: 1909-1984; 1945-1975