David Burnett (22 August 1851 - 7 July 1930), knighted in 1908 and created Baronet Burnett, of Selborne House, in the Borough of Croydon in 1913, was a surveyor and local politician active in the City of London.

A Fellow of the Surveyors Institute from 1881, he became a member of the Common Council of London representing Candlewick Ward in 1888, rising to be an alderman in 1902. He was Sheriff of the City of London in 1907-1908 and Lord Mayor of London in 1912-1913.

During his term as Lord Mayor he led the successful campaign to save and purchase the Crystal Palace for the public.

He was honorary colonel of the 1st City of London Royal Field Artillery, a unit of the Territorial Force.


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