BURTON, Phillip, (brother of John Lowell Burton and husband of Sala Burton), a Representative from California; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 1, 1926; attended Washington High School, Milwaukee, Wis.; graduated from George Washington High School, Richmond District, Calif., 1944; B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1947; LL.B., Golden Gate Law School, San Francisco, Calif., 1952; lawyer, private practice; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1956; United States Air Force, World War II and the Korean conflict; member of the California state assembly, 1956-1964; represented the United States at the Atlantic Treaty Association Conference in France, 1959; delegate, California State Democratic convention, 1968-1982; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968 and 1970; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John F. Shelley, and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (February 18, 1964-April 10, 1983); died on April 10, 1983, in San Francisco, Calif.; cremated; ashes interred in the National Cemetery of the Presidio, San Francisco, Calif.

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Representative 01/01/1983 12/31/1984 5 House of Representatives D CA
Representative 01/03/1975 01/03/1983 6 House of Representatives CA
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