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Thomas Harris Burruss-- "Burr"

Valdesta, GA

L L. B., Pi Kappa Alpha Varsity Baseball Team, President Patterson Literary Society, Vice-President Henry Clay Law Society.

"Burr" is one smooth citizen. His extraordinary influence over the good Judge (something smooth as a citizen himself) is the talk of the Law Department. No one can explain it, unless it be his remarkably regular attendance and close application to his studies. He is also a particular friend of C. Kerr and many are the friendly chats they have during the class in Corporation. He came from Georgia. Need we comment on that fact?

"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look he thinks too much such men are dangerous."

-The Kentuckian, 1911

LL.B. 1911, LL.M. 1912

Thomas Harris Burruss (March 3, 1889 - February 26, 1965) was born in Florence County, South Carolina to Thomas Harris Burruss Sr. abd Minnie Perry. Burruss attended Mississippi State College before attending the College of Law. Burruss received both an LL.B. and an LL.M. from the State University of Kentucky. He submitted a thesis titled 'The Growth and Development of Sociology' for his Master of Laws degree. Burruss practiced law in Lakeland, Florida before moving his practice to Corpus Christi, Texas. Burruss married Mary Preston Alexander in 1928.