Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BURTON, Sala Galante (1925-1987)

BURTON, SALA GALANTE, (wife of Phillip Burton), a Representative from California; born Sala Galante in Bialystock, Poland, April 1, 1925; attended public schools in San Francisco and San Francisco University, San Francisco, Calif.; associate director, California Public Affairs Institute, 1948-1950; vice president, California Democratic Council, 1951-1954; president, San Francisco Democratic Women's Forum, 1957-1959; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1976, 1980, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative Phillip Burton; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (June 21, 1983-February 1, 1987); died on February 1, 1987, in Washington, D.C.; interment in the Presidio of San Francisco.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1983-1986. 6.25 feet
Correspondence and other routine working files from Sala Burton's tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Correspondence is chiefly incoming from other Members of Congress, friends, constituents, and organizations. Also includes press clippings and releases, election files, subject files, legislative and voting records, photographs, audio cassettes, and videocassettes. Finding aid in repository. Restricted. Advance notice required for access.

Papers: In the Philip Burton papers, 1945-1986, 43 linear feet.
Persons represented include Sala Burton.

  • "Sala Galante Burton" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.