Harold Hitz

Burton

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Highland Hills

OH

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Chief Justice of the United States
October 1, 1945
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October 13, 1958
Appointed by
Harry S
Truman
Chief Justice of the United States
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Notes

Hal here was the first SCOTUS gravesite that I visited. I had started a new job at Tradesmen International in Macedonia OH and had already visited several presidential graves. But I had had an interest in the Court that went back to the mid 90s - and this cemetery in Highland Hills OH was close enough that I could make an after-work visit fairly easily. Justice Burton was once the mayor of Cleveland and famously was the one who brought in Elliot Ness (who had nabbed Al Capone not long previous).

Other notables buried in this cemetery include

• Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze - led the Symbionese Liberation Army, which famously kidnapped Patty Hearst in 1974.
• Albert Ayler - visionary jazz saxophonist
In the potter's field of this cemetery are the unidentified victims of the Cleveland Torso Murderer (graves are unmarked)

Interestingly, my current place of employment is literally 5 minutes away from his Justice Burton's grave.

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Harold Hitz Burton

Husband of Selma F. S. Burton

Mayor of Cleveland 1935 - 1940

United States Senator 1940 - 1945

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States 1945 - 1958

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