CSX Corporation provides rail transport services for coal, automobiles, minerals, food and consumer goods as well as chemicals for forest and paper products. Their network is one of the largest east of Mississippi River.
Burgess Marketing sells gasoline and other fuels throughout central Texas through convenience stores owned or leased by it. Greenstein Logan claimed in their lawsuit against Burgess Marketing that Norman Dunham, hired as comptroller by Burgess, underaccrued and underpaid federal excise taxes owed.
Early Life and Education
Jack Burgess began his life in Falkland, Fife during World War I. Raised in a factory worker family, Jack later joined the Royal Air Force (RAF), serving on special operations in Burma with 200 and then 160 Squadrons of its Special Air Operations Regiment.
After World War II, he attended college and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. For years after that he worked at General Electric (GE), both in Louisville and at its Schenectady headquarters.
He later began working with Humble Geochemical Services and quickly established himself as an integral member of their history, especially with regard to organic petrology and thermal maturity of coal identification. A dedicated family man, he had great affection for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burgess was an avid outdoorsman whose observations of wildlife often served as the basis of his stories. His passion for nature and its living creatures inspired him to write books and daily columns in newspapers.
His World War II service as a British aircrew took him from Karachi, India, to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with 160 Squadron flying Liberator bombers – where he conducted secret operations behind enemy lines by dropping agents and guerilla fighters behind enemy lines.
After World War II he returned to education, attaining Highers at college before becoming an instructor of adult education in Fife. He established one of its kind courses. Now leading his sister company Burgess Memorials as CEO he provides designs, lettering and renovation of older memorials as a comprehensive service for bereaved individuals.
Achievement and Honors
Burgess knows all too well what it’s like to lose a World Cup final and is eager to avenge himself when England meets Samoa in their opening match in Australia.
He was honored with being named to both the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1999, as well as winning an award from Now Dig This magazine for Best Country Album. Several albums of his work can be found, such as Rockabilly’s Finest, Arkansas Rock and Stompertime; three novels were also written during his time. At present the Ransom Center holds his papers which include manuscripts typed or handwritten manuscripts sheet music appointment books clippings contracts and correspondence that span more than 40 years of activity by this artist.
Jack Burgess was a loving husband, father of three children, grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to 16. He enjoyed travelling and spending time with his family; reading, history, aircrafts and wood crafts were also passions of his.
Volunteer work included helping out at Tower-Soudan Historical Society and American Red Cross events, being an active member of College Avenue United Methodist Church in Muncie and serving on boards like Sun City Center Community Association south of Tampa and Bonita Bay Community Association both located in Bonita Springs.
As a hobby, he loved flying over Tower-Soudan and Lake Vermilion, as well as spending his winters in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Together with Carol he also helped establish Burgess Marine, worked winter months doing custodial work at Tower High School, and provided bus transportation services for students.
Burgess was born in Liversedge, Kirklees, England and currently resides there with two of his children. Prior to retiring due to a shoulder injury as a professional rugby player, he amassed a net worth of $14 Million and was in a relationship with Lucy Graham at one point in time.
Burgess was passionate about linguistics and often employed made-up languages in his books, such as Anglo-Russian Teen Slang found in A Clockwork Orange. Additionally, he studied the history of language and wrote a book entitled Language Made Plain to document this interest.
Greenstein Logan claimed in its amended answer and counterclaim against Burgess Marketing that it violated RICO on various occasions, which the trial court special exceptioned as both defense and counterclaim, with an appellate court affirming this decision; Greenstein Logan filed notice of appeal as soon as they could.