History of Central High School (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1902)
Doctor Jesse Reading Burden (D) Philadelphia County 1827-1838
Doctor Jesse Reading Burden, born January 8, 1796, Southwark, Philadelphia County Pennsylvania; son of Joseph and Anna Maria Burden; University of Pennsylvania, 1816, University of Pennsylvania, medical degree, 1819; enlisted, first medical officer, Fourth United States Infantry, Tampa Bay, Florida, 1823; married Anna Maria Smith; established Southwark medical practice, 1827; elected Pennsylvania State Senate 1827-1838; elected Speaker of the Senate, 1833-1834, 1837-1838; delegate, Baltimore Democratic Convention, 1835; State Board of Prison Inspectors, 1835-1855; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1840, 1850; died at home Sunday May 2, 1875, 238 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County Pennsylvania; funeral from home, no available information about interment
Supervised, Philadelphia’s yellow fever hospital, 1820; served, Philadelphia Board of Health; enlisted, first medical officer, Fourth United States Infantry, Tampa Bay, Florida, 1823-1824; instrumental in fighting the cholera outbreak, Philadelphia, 1832; director, Philadelphia Bank; president, professor, Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Philadelphia College of Medicine, 1849-1854.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Trustee, Jefferson College; Trustee, Pennsylvania State Lunatic Asylum, Harrisburg; Secretary, Pennsylvania Society for the Abolishment of Slavery; member, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Lodge No. 2, Ancient York Masons.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, Philadelphia County, 1827-1838; elected, Speaker of the Senate, 1833-1834, and 1837-1838. Delegate, Baltimore Democratic Convention, 1835; State Board of Prison Inspectors, 1835-1855.
Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1840, 1850.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Not available at this time.