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Phillip Burton
Birth: Jun. 1, 1926
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1983
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

US Congressman. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Burton moved with his family to California in 1941 and settled in San Francisco. Following his graduation from high school and with World War Two still raging, he enlisted with the United States Navy and served in a cadet program while attending the University of Southern California until war's end. He later returned to the military in 1953 during the Korean War when he was briefly commissioned a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Having been motivated into politics at a young age, he was elected to the California State Assembly serving from 1957 until 1964. In 1964 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives representing California's 5th District, serving until his death in 1983. Becoming a champion of both labor and environmental causes, he is best remembered for the creation of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following his death, his wife, Sala, was easily elected to serve in his place until her death in 1987. In addition his brother, John Burton, also served in the House of Representatives from 1974 until 1982.
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  Sala Galante Burton (1925 - 1987)*
 
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Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section B, Grave 1014-A
 
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Record added: May 02, 2003
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