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by Mike Burgess last modified October 12, 2005 12:07 AM

Three generations of Burgesses have served in the Kansas House of Representatives

Thomas Burgess, Wheaton, was born in Pottawatomie County, December 12, 1882. He and his sons operate 1,000 acres of land and own a herd of Registered Hereford cattle.  He served as deputy sheriff of his county for 16 years, district school director 20 years, Republican Central Committeeman 22 years. This is his second term in the House. He is a member of the Baptist Church and the Westmoreland Community Service Club. His family includes three sons and four daughters. His favorite sports are baseball, fishing and hunting.
Denny D. Burgess, Wamego, is a rancher and realtor. He is a member of the U.S.D #320 School Board 1971-72, Kansas Farm Bureau, American Hereford Association, and the Kansas Association of Realtors. He is Moderator of the First Baptist Church of Wamego and President of the Wamego Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Kansas National Guard 1958-60. He is married to Barbara Burgess and has three sons. He served 5 terms.
Mike Burgess, Topeka, is a web developer. He is a board member of the Shawnee County Fair Association and a previous chair of the Technology Section of the Public Relations Society of America. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Topeka. He is a member of four standing committees. He serves on the Commerce and Labor, Financial Institutions, Transportation committees and serves as vice chair of the Environment Committee. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, softball, golf, running, bicycling, sailing, snow and water skiing, hiking and many other outdoor activities. He is married to Megan Burgess. He is in the middle of his second term.

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