Thomas Burke was a man of many skills and interests. He was a poet, a physician, a reader of law, a statesman, a warrior, and finally, a governor of our fair state, if only for a short time.
As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he had to balance his innate desire to preserve states' rights while building a federation which could prevail against an extremely powerful oppressor. To this day, his opinions and ideology are difficult to tie up in a neat little package. That he served us well, however, is not in doubt.