George Thomas Burns

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(1911, Bay View, WI – 2009, Milwaukee, WI)

George Thomas Burns graduated from the Milwaukee State Teachers College and received his master’s in art and education from Columbia University in New York.

Burns began his career during the Depression creating educational toys for and managed the WPA Milwaukee Handicraft Project. He began teaching art classes at Cass Street Elementary School from 1937 to 1939. He then taught at Riverside High School until 1965. From 1966 to 1981, he headed the Milwaukee School System’s department of Instructional Resources. Meanwhile, he won multiple awards for his television projects.

George Thomas Burns
Construction by George Thomas Burns