March 17, 2019
The Missouri Democratic Party leadership is saddened to hear today of the passing of former U.S. Representative Bill Burlison. Representative Bill Burlison represented the former 10th Missouri Congressional District from 1969 to 1981. He was born in Wardell, Missouri and attended Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri.
Missouri Democratic Party Chair, Jean Peters Baker, commented: “Representative Burlison was a champion of Democratic values and strong supporter of the Democratic Party for over 50 years, through his volunteerism and his leadership in elected office representing all Missourians. We are keeping Bill’s family, friends, and loved ones in our thoughts during this difficult time.”