Elmo Jim Burke

San Antonio, Texas

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Elmo Jim Burke
Elmo Jim Burke

Year Served:
1961
Inducted into Hall of Fame:
1978
Category:
Builder/Developer
Hall of Fame Location:
60s, 1, E

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Elmo James Burke Jr., a third-generation home builder and attorney, served as the 1961 NAHB president. His innovations in residential building led to an expanded national effort in production of housing for low-income families. Burke served as president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association in 1951 and as president of the Texas Association of Builders.