Journalist; advertising executive. Born– August 19, 1901, Opelika. Parents– August and Margaret (Meadors) Burghard. Married– Lois Baker. Children– Two. Education– Attended Mercer University, 1921-1925; Northwestern University, 1937-1939; Emory University, 1941; University of North Carolina, 1942-1943. Began his career with the Ft. Lauderdale News; worked with the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; president of August Burghard Advertising, Inc.; senior vice president of Campbell-Dickey Advertising, Inc.; director of the Everglades Bank and the Lauderdale Memorial Gardens. Honors; Silver Medal from the Advertising Federation of American and Printers’ Ink, 1959. Died August 3, 1987.


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Alligator Alley, Florida’s Most Controversial Highway. S.l.; Lanman, 1969.

America’s First Family, the Savages of Virginia. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1974.

The Days of Our Years; are Three Score and Ten –. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; First Presbyterian Church, 1982.

The Fabulous Fin. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; s.n., 1979.

From $2,512.00 to a Billion Plus. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Wake Brooke House, 1977.

Half a Century in Florida. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Manatee Books, 1982.

History, Lauderdale Yacht Club. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1978.

Mrs. Frank Stranahan, Pioneer. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Historical Society of Fort Lauderdale, 1968.

My Early Days in Florida from 1905. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Wake Brooke Book Co., 1975.

Nova University; the First Ten Years. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Nova University Press, 1975.

The Story of Frederick C. Peters. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Tropical Press, 1972.

Watchie-Esta/Hutie. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Historical Society of Fort Lauderdale, 1960.


Checkered Sunshine; the Story of Fort Lauderdale, 1793-1955. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1966.