Brian P. Burns

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Brian Patrick Burns (July 12, 1936 – August 12, 2021) was an American businessman, lawyer and philanthropist. He was a well known leader of the Irish-American community. He collected many pieces of Irish art.[1] He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and spent his career both in Boston and San Francisco, California.

In December 2016, then President-elect Donald Trump wanted to nominate Burns as the United States Ambassador to Ireland.[2] However, in June 2017, Burns withdrew his name because of his health.[3]

Burns died on August 12, 2021 in Palm Beach, Florida one month after his 85th birthday.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zimmer, William (30 November 1997). "ART; The Irish on Canvas, Politically Expressive". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. O'Dowd, Niall (30 December 2016). "NYT reporter tweets Trump ready to name Brian Burns as US Ambassador". Irish Central. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. "Irish-American withdraws as Trump's nominee for US ambassador". RTÉ. June 13, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. Brian Burns Obituary