Harold M. Burrows

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Harold Melville Burrows Jr.

Virginia House of Delegates
Electoral District City of Charlottesville
Term Start 1960
Term End 1960

Biographical Information

Date of birth December 24, 1924
Washington, NC
Date of death September 20, 2014 (aged 89)
Richmond, VA
Hollywood Cemetery
Spouse Barbara Blades Tyson Burrows
Children Virginia Waring
Harold Melville Burrows III
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.S., Commerce)
Profession Stockbroker
Tennis Player
Religion Episcopalian

Harold M. Burrows (December 24, 1924 - September 20, 2014) was a Charlottesville Stockbroker and avid tennis player. He represented Charlottesville in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1960.

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Military Service: USAAF (World War II)

Memberships/Affiliations: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Charlottesville), St. Lukes Episcopal Church (Hot Springs), St. Stephens (Richmond), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Farmington Country Club, International Lawn Tennis Club since 1950, former member of the Boar's Head Sports Club, Richmond Tennis Patrons Association, Tennis Opportunities Program, West End Rotary Club

Awards: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (1990), Middle Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame, and Capital City Tennis Hall of Fame

Conflict with City Council

In July 1959, Burrows won the Democratic primary for the seat in the House of Delegates. City Councilors R.M. Davis and Sol M. Weinberg supported a candidate William R. Hill. Hill lost. Burrows may have taken that to mean that they had lost the support of Charlottesville voters. He introduced several bills in the 1960 General Assembly that would have altered the city's charter to switch to a ward system, to have mayors be elected by popular vote, to require a referendum before annexation and to hold a referendum before beginning an urban renewal project. [1]

Burrows had been asked to serve on the Municipal Facilities Committee but declined to serve. [2]


  1. Print: Change in Election Meets Disapproval, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  2. Print: Weinberg Rebukes Burrows for Proposed Charter Bills, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 28, 1960, Page .