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Burke Woods Shartel
The Michigan Alumnus 173-185

Burke Shartel comes to Michigan this year 
from the University of Illinois, where he has 
been teaching law for the past year. He was 
born January 9, 1889, in Sedan, Kansas. After
 three and a half years of undergraduate work 
at Michigan he spent some time abroad in 
travel and language study.

Returning to Mich
igan he received his A.B. degree in 1911 and 
J.D. degree in 1913, and in 1919, after a year
 of graduate law work in Cambridge, the degree of S.J.D. from Harvard. From 1913 to
1917 he practiced law in Oklahoma City, Okla
homa, as a member of the firm of Shartel,
 Dudley and Shartel. From April, 1918, to De
cember, 1918, he was stationed at Boston,
 Mass., with the Intelligence Service.

Mr. Shar
tel married Miss Elisabeth Roth, of Okla
homa City, June 15, 1920.