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The Power Behind The Power

February 25, 1996

As a constituent of the late Congressman Phillip Burton and a volunteer worker in his campaigns, I am surprised that Ted Simon's review of John Jacob's biography (Jan. 14) made no mention of the dynamo behind Burton's career, his wife Sala Burton. It was common knowledge among activists in California Democratic politics during the mid-'50s and '60s that had it not been for Sala Burton's support, guidance and practical intelligence, the commendabl career of Phillip Burton mightnever have gotten off the ground.

GROVER SALES, BELVEDERE

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