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BURGESS. A magistrate of a borough; generally, the chief officer of the corporation, who performs, within the borough, the same kind of duties which a mayor does in a city. In England, the word is sometimes applied to all the inhabitants of a borough, who are called burgesses sometimes it signifies the representatives of a borough in parliament.

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On October 15 Mr Burgess asked local children to disperse because they were causing problems.
Burgess was appointed in September 1839, and he ran the Birmingham police for the next three years.
She said he would also visit Mr Burgess at the Boots Opticians outlet on the Isle of Man once or twice a month.
During his active years, Burgess expanded his professional interests to town planning as well as acting as supervising architect on buildings outside the university, such as the Birks Building and the government's Administration Building.
But then, putting down a previous treatment of Burgess's life, the uninformed reader with little else than Roger Lewis's misguided effort (1) to go by will have inferred that a somewhat less rancorous assessment of John Anthony Wilson Burgess's failures and achievements than that produced by the author of Anthony Burgess would take considerably more courtesy than the journalist-writer of Burgess's first comprehensive post-mortem biography had at his command.
He condescends toward all other published scholarship on Burgess as the work of "second-rate scholar-squirrels [Gore Vidal's epithet, here recycled without acknowledgment] from unheard-of institutions"; they're then listed by name and university affiliation.
And with Czysz still planning his strategy to take the machine from the drawing board to the race track Burgess is sceptical of his chances of a successful transformation.
Before joining the corps, Burgess worked as a reserve mobilization specialist for the U.
Burgess is the author of the chapter on Non-Condensible Gas Systems in Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Third Edition, TAPPI PRESS, 1992, and is authoring chapters on both NCG and stripping for the upcoming Fourth Edition of this text.
It was not until Glorious Goodwood that Burgess felt he had a chance of the prize.
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Rashad Burgess, director of the Chicago Department of Health's Men of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition, agrees that black ministers have a uniquely pervasive power to change behavior.