It was during the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War that John W. Burke ventured into the printing business in Macon, Georgia. The Burke Company built a good reputation and grew to become one of Georgia’s leading printers. They did a full line of commercial printing, and book printing was their specialty. The skills of their craftsmen were well known.
Edward W. Burke, great nephew of the founder, spent most his youth in China where his father was a missionary. As a young man, he came to Macon to work at the Burke Company. After an apprenticeship, he became a salesman for the company and later managed their printing operations. Upon the closing of the Burke Company in 1959, Edward and many of the company’s craftsmen joined Southern Press. There he was held in high esteem and contributed significantly to that company’s success through his sales efforts.
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