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Sala Galante Burton
Birth: Apr. 1, 1925
Bialystok
Podlaskie, Poland
Death: Feb. 1, 1987
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Congresswoman. Originally born Sala Galante in Poland, she first came to the United States in 1939 when she and her family were forced to leave their home due to the Nazi invasion of the country. Settling in San Francisco, she became involved in politics and in 1950 met her future husband, Phillip Burton, while attending a California Young Democrats convention. In 1951 she was appointed Vice-President of the California Democratic Council serving until 1954 and from 1957 until 1959, she served as President of the San Francisco Women's Forum. In 1964, Phillip Burton was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Following his death in 1983, she was easily elected in his place and would represent California's 5th District until her death from colon cancer in 1987. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
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  Phillip Burton (1926 - 1983)
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section B, Grave 1014-A
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7405155
Sala <i>Galante</i> Burton
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