September 13, 1988
The FBI kept an 18-year dossier on the late Rep. Phillip Burton, a prominent liberal Democrat, and furnished documents to President Lyndon B. Johnson purporting to detail Burton's "pro-Communist record," a newspaper reported. The Oakland Tribune said the FBI had furnished 231 pages of files on Burton, some of them heavily censored, and withheld nearly 400 additional pages, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
October 20, 1995 |
It's been a dozen years since Phil Burton, the San Francisco political titan, was laid to rest in a plot overlooking the San Francisco Bay. But as sure as he is dead, the spirit of the late Democratic congressman and California political godfather came alive, albeit briefly, last week at a political seance of sorts.
February 4, 1995 |
Philip Burton, the Welsh teacher who mentored the son of a coal miner and helped mold him into one of the world's top actors, is dead at age 90. Burton, the surrogate father of Richard Burton, died Jan. 28 at the Heart of Florida Hospital. He had lived in Key West for 14 years before moving to a central Florida nursing home in 1993. The elder Burton was a writer, actor, director, professor, Shakespeare scholar and former president of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
July 2, 1986 |
Like the agency it is seeking to explain, "Justice for All," a documentary about the U.S. Department of Justice airing on public television tonight, suffers from a dichotomy: It has two goals that keep bumping into one another. For the Justice Department, the central dilemma--as laid out by reporter-writer Fred Graham and producer-director Philip Burton Jr.
March 29, 1992 |
IT'S D-DAY ON THE REAPPORTIONMENT FRONT. A STATE SUPREME Court-appointed panel has released its proposed election districts. Michael Berman, a brilliant, blunt Democratic political consultant, is ensconced in his Beverly Hills office, located on the second floor of a nondescript high-rise. As usual, Berman, cigarette in hand, is disheveled, preoccupied. Fax machines clicketyclack with maps and demographic information. Phones ring nonstop.