Wellington R. Burt Politician

Wellington r burt

Wellington R. Burt (August 26, 1831 – March 2, 1919) was a wealthy industrial baron from Saginaw, Michigan. At the time of his death, his wealth was estimated to be between $40 and $90 million. For a time in the early 1900s, Burt ranked as one of the eight wealthiest men in America. He was best known for his lumber mills and timber holdings, but was also involved in iron mining, railroads, salt mines and finances. Burt was a politician, holding the offices of Mayor of East Saginaw (1867–68) and member of the Michigan Senate (1893–94). In his final years, he lived alone in a mansion with his servants. Estranged from friends and family and nicknamed "The Lone Pine of Michigan", he officially died of "senility" at age 87. Burt had an unusual will, "as bizarre but as finely-wrought as any in U.S. court annals". It contained a "spite clause" conceived by Burt to avenge a family feud. It specified to wait 21 years after his children and grandchildren were dead before the bulk of the fortune could go to any descendants, in effect alienating his children and grandchildren from the estate, beyond some small annuities.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 26th, 1831
Date of death
March 2nd, 1919 at age of 87
Place of death


1. Albion College Colleges/University

Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Related to the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. It has a student population of about 1500.

Type Liberal arts college
2010. 139 mil. $
Institution colors
611 E. Porter St., 49224 - Albion, Michigan
2010. 1,602
2009. 1,738
2010. 0
Acceptance rate
2010. 69.0 %
Official web page www.albion.edu
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People attended Albion College connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1973., Politician
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b. 1914., Politician
b. 1826., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1873., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1872., U.S. Congressperson

2. Adrian College Colleges/University

Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church in the city of Adrian, Michigan.

Type Liberal arts college
2010. 22.4 mil. $
Institution colors
110 S Madison St, 49221 - Adrian, Michigan
2010. 1,670
2009. 1,609
Acceptance rate
2010. 64.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 25.6 K $
Official web page www.adrian.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Adrian College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1964., Politician
b. 1856., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1963., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1846., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1949., Athlete
b. 1849., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1950.

Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism


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Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

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