John J. Burney, Jr. Legislative Papers
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- 1960 - 1972
- Burney, John Jay, Jr., 1924-2010 (Person)
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In 1966, Burney ran for State Senate from the 10th [NC] Senate District, comprising Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and Sampson Counties and served for three terms. He involved himself with environmental and educational issues, taxation, property insurance for coastal home owners, and amendments to the state law dealing with the sale of alcoholic beverages. He also played an active role in preventing a restructuring of the North Carolina higher education system. Senator Burney was a tireless supporter of Wilmington College, later the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; the University honored him by naming the student center, the Burney Student Support Center. Senator Burney also served on the General Statutes Commission, 1967-1968.
In 1972, John Burney decided not to run for reelection; he returned to Wilmington and his law practice. Burney died in Wilmington on April 10, 2010.
15.17 Linear Feet (Contains 36 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
- John J. Burney, Jr. Legislative Papers
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- 1998 January 6
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