Ypsilanti's First Black Mayor, also one of the nations first black mayors.
Burton, John H. — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1967-68; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984. Black.
Grave 103, two names on one marker, common inscription: Burton; John, a man committed to the community, Ypsilanti's first black mayor, 1967 - 1969, EMU [Eastern Michigan University] Regent, 1985 - 1992 Grave 103a - Willie Vaughn, 1908 - 1992 Grave 103b - John Henry, 1910 - 1992
Buried in Alban Cemetery, Grave 103, Ypsilanti Township.