Phillip Burton

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Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 10, 1983 (56)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Apr 10, 1983 (56)

About

While serving for nearly twenty years as a United States Representative from California's fifth district, this Democratic congressman played a key role in raising national awareness of the importance of AIDS research and in establishing the historically and ecologically important Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California.

Before Fame

After attending the University of Southern California, he graduated from the Golden Gate College School of Law. During both World War II and the Korean War, he served in the United States Air Force.

Trivia

He played an important role in bringing about the demise of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Family Life

After his death and following a special election, his wife Sala Burton filled his spot in the United States House of Representatives.

Associated With

As a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, he supported the presidential campaign of fellow Democrat Robert F. Kennedy.