Eldridge Burns Jr.

Eldridge Burns, Jr., 35, the 2004 Pillar of Responsibility, knows the law inside out as Senior Corporate Counsel for Blockbuster, Inc. As a student at Clark High School, Burns was Captain of the Cougar Soccer Team, selected to the all-state team, and was recognized by his peers by being elected Homecoming King, Student-of-the-Year, Senior Class Vice President, Student Council member, and Best All-Around Student. He attended Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas Law School, and joined the firm of Vinson and Elkins, LLP upon graduation. Among his other jobs, Burns ensures that your corner Blockbuster Video Store (one of over 8,000 in the world) has excellent access for the handicapped. In Dallas, site of Blockbuster corporate headquarters, Burns is a member of the Steering Committee for the Texas Minority Council Program. He is also active in the Young Lawyers Association.

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Thomas C. Clark High School
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