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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #893
Subject/Title:
Burt, Jesse Clifton
(1921-1976)
Artist:Cholette
Date Created:1969
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:
Image Dimensions:21 x 18
Materials/Media:Pastel (chalk)
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Good

Description:Jesse Clifton Burt, Jr., in middle age, wearing a brown suit and green tie, with his arms crossed. His wedding band and watch are visible
History of Work:Donated to the library by Cholette (Aka Susan Loudermilk) in 1983. The portrait is not framed.
Notes:Historian, author, and free-lance writer born in 1921 in Nashville, Tennessee, to Jesse Clifton and Agnes Louise Seals Burt. Burt attended and graduated from Hume-Fogg High School, George Peabody College for Teachers, and Vanderbilt University. In 1946, he married Eleanor Bales Jones. Burt taught history at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, Florence State College in Florence, Alabama, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee before serving as Dean at Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee. In 1956, he began serving as an extension division instructor in history, at the University of Tennessee, Nashville Center, and in 1962 became a radio broadcaster. Burt died on 20 November 1976, in Nashville, Tennessee, and is interred in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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