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One of the outstanding and useful citizens of Red River County, was Judge George F. Burdett. The Judge was a personal friend of the writer, and I want to say I never knew a nobler and more highly polished gentleman. He was one of the county's most valued citizens.
George F. Burdett was born in Lancaster, Kentucky, May 12, 1833. He graduated from Center College at Danville and studied law both in Frankfort and Louisville, graduating from the Louisville Law School. He moved from Kentucky to Missouri, living for some years in St. Louis where he practiced law. From the latter place he came to Red River County in 1881, first locating at Bogata, then known as Maple Springs, but in a year or two after moved to Clarksville where he was afterwards engaged in the practice of law.
He served his people from 1893 to 1897 as county judge and ex-officio county school superintendent, and while in that office, as in the city council, where he sat for several terms as alderman, his voice was always on the side of public improvement and advancement. He