TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 6, 2016

Harry T. Burn Jr., the son of the Tennessee legislator who cast the “aye” vote in 1920 that ratified the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, died Thursday (Sept. 1) at his residence in Athens. Burn, 78, was an only child, never married and had no children, Knoxville lawyer Wanda Sobieski told Knoxnews. She knew Burn from working with him on a statue of his father Harry Burn Sr. and grandmother Febb Burn proposed for the grounds of the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville. Febb Burn earned her own place in history by writing to her son urging him to vote for amendment. He had originally voted against the measure but changed his vote after reflecting on her note.