For the American violinist and composer, see Charles Burnham (musician).
Charles Taylor Burnham (September 18, 1847 - February 27, 1908) was an American manufacturer of bricks from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served one term as an Independent Greenback member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Burnham was born September 18, 1847 in Milwaukee. He was educated in Milwaukee Public Schools, and became a brick manufacturer; as of his election, he had lived in Milwaukee all his life.
When elected to the Assembly in 1877 to represent the 8th Milwaukee County district (the Eighth and Eleventh Wards of the City of Milwaukee), Burnham ran as an "Independent Greenback", winning with 771 votes to 537 for the incumbent, Democrat Peter Salentine and 87 for Socialist William Stange. He was assigned to the standing committee on education. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1878, and was succeeded by Republican Henry P. Fischer.
In later years, he was identified as a Republican; he also served some time on the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.