Robert J. Burdette



Robert Jones Burdette (1844-1914) was a humorist, writing for several newspapers, and author of several books. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1897 and became pastor of the Temple Baptist Church in Los Angeles. In 1899, following the death of his first wife, he married Clara (Bradley) Baker (1855-1954), a wealthy widow who had co-founded and was first president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, and was quite active in women's suffrage and was one of the organizers of the League of Women Voters.

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