Arthur Scott Burden (August 11, 1879 – June 15, 1921) was an equestrian.


He was born on August 11, 1879. His brother was James A. Burden, who was the President of the Burden Iron Works of Troy, New York.

He was married on June 11, 1906 to the Hon. Cynthia Burke Roche, with whom he had a daughter Eileen Burden Maynard Robins (October 15, 1910 - March 24, 1970)[1] and married to Walter Maynard, whose daughter Sheila Maynard, a clinical social worker who worked in Islamabad,[2], married Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia and the Philippines[3], and had Adam Platt, New York Magazine restaurant critic, actor Oliver Platt and Nicholas Platt, Jr.

Arthur died from pneumonia after falling from his horse. He died at a branch of the New York Hospital in White Plains, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Mrs. Burden To Wed Guy F. Cary Today. Widow of Arthur Scott Burden Will Marry New York Lawyer at Newport. Bride Is the Only Daughter of Mrs. Burke-Roche and a Sister of Baron Fermoy.". New York Times. July 24, 1922. Retrieved 2009-08-28. "The social colony here received a big surprise today when it became known that Mrs. Arthur Scott Burden of 147 East Sixty-first Street, New York, and Guy Fairfax Cary of 54 Park Avenue, New York, are to be married at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Elm Court, the Summer home of Mrs. Burden's mother on Bellevue Avenue." 
  2. ^ "Weddings; Camilla Campbell, Oliver Platt". New York Times. 1992-09-13. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  3. ^ Kipen, David (1995-04-03). "Oliver Platt: from second banana to pick of the bunch". L.A. Life (Los Angeles Daily News): p. L1. 
  4. ^ "A Victim of Pneumonia, He Passes Away in Hospital After a Brief Illness. He was 42 Years Old. Twice Injured by Falls From His Horse. Husband of Cynthia Roche.". New York Times. June 16, 1921. Retrieved 2009-08-28. "Arthur Scott Burden, brother of James A. Burden, President of the Burden Iron Works of Troy and husband of the former Cynthia Roche, died yesterday of pneumonia at a branch of the New York Hospital in White Plains. ..." 
NAME Burden, Arthur Scott
DATE OF BIRTH August 11, 1879
DATE OF DEATH June 15, 1921