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February 2, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco), who succeeded her late husband, Phillip Burton, in Congress in 1983, died Sunday night in Washington of colon cancer. She was 61. "Mrs. Burton, recently hospitalized for further treatment and recuperation from cancer surgery, experienced a sudden decline this weekend," said her nephew, Tom Schulz.
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June 7, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
As noted in an earlier post , it was somewhat awkward when Republican Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio feted Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the House floor on the occasion of her 25 th anniversary in Congress.  But Republicans have no one but themselves to blame for the ascension of their nemesis, the representative from San Francisco and erstwhile Speaker of the House. Pelosi, who grew up in a political family in Baltimore, went on to become a leading Democratic luminary in her adopted hometown.
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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.
BOOKS
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.
NEWS
January 28, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Rep. Sala Burton, being treated for cancer in a Washington hospital, plans to decide in six to eight weeks whether to step down before her term ends, her brother-in-law, former Rep. John Burton, said Tuesday. A family spokesman for Sala Burton said last weekend, after her meeting with close friends and advisers, that the congresswoman hoped to finish out her term but would not run for reelection in 1988. But John Burton's statement Tuesday indicated that she has not ruled out resigning.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco) was remembered in services attended by more than 120 members of Congress Thursday as a fighter for social causes who had "instant clout" when she took the seat held by her late husband, Phillip Burton. "She buttonholed the men in Congress by flicking the lint from their lapels instead of twisting their arms," said Rep. Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio). House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas said Mrs.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
A special election in California's 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of the city of San Francisco, will be scheduled for early June. The seat became vacant Sunday with the death of Democratic Rep. Sala Burton. The precise date of the election will not be known until Gov. George Deukmejian officially "proclaims" the need for one. He has 14 days to do that.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
As noted in an earlier post , it was somewhat awkward when Republican Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio feted Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the House floor on the occasion of her 25 th anniversary in Congress.  But Republicans have no one but themselves to blame for the ascension of their nemesis, the representative from San Francisco and erstwhile Speaker of the House. Pelosi, who grew up in a political family in Baltimore, went on to become a leading Democratic luminary in her adopted hometown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Wealthy Democratic fund-raiser Nancy Pelosi, supported by a solid though undecisive victory in a special election and by a deathbed endorsement from late U.S. Rep. Sala Burton, is the heavy favorite to win Tuesday's runoff for Burton's 5th District seat. "Pelosi Wins," headlines read in April after she drew 36%, the top vote in a field of 14 in the heavily Democratic district. The 5th District is about as close as San Francisco gets to "silk-stocking" status.
NEWS
January 25, 1987 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
It is a delicate situation: Democratic Rep. Sala Burton, whose district encompasses 75% of this city, is battling cancer. And various politicians--some of them her friends--are openly lining up support to go after her seat, should it suddenly come open. Politics are always lively in the city that has produced such powerful operators as Burton's late husband, Phillip, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Wealthy Democratic fund-raiser Nancy Pelosi, supported by a solid though undecisive victory in a special election and by a deathbed endorsement from late U.S. Rep. Sala Burton, is the heavy favorite to win Tuesday's runoff for Burton's 5th District seat. "Pelosi Wins," headlines read in April after she drew 36%, the top vote in a field of 14 in the heavily Democratic district. The 5th District is about as close as San Francisco gets to "silk-stocking" status.
NEWS
February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco) was remembered in services attended by more than 120 members of Congress Thursday as a fighter for social causes who had "instant clout" when she took the seat held by her late husband, Phillip Burton. "She buttonholed the men in Congress by flicking the lint from their lapels instead of twisting their arms," said Rep. Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio). House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas said Mrs.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
A special election in California's 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of the city of San Francisco, will be scheduled for early June. The seat became vacant Sunday with the death of Democratic Rep. Sala Burton. The precise date of the election will not be known until Gov. George Deukmejian officially "proclaims" the need for one. He has 14 days to do that.
NEWS
February 2, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco), who succeeded her late husband, Phillip Burton, in Congress in 1983, died Sunday night in Washington of colon cancer. She was 61. "Mrs. Burton, recently hospitalized for further treatment and recuperation from cancer surgery, experienced a sudden decline this weekend," said her nephew, Tom Schulz.
NEWS
January 28, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Rep. Sala Burton, being treated for cancer in a Washington hospital, plans to decide in six to eight weeks whether to step down before her term ends, her brother-in-law, former Rep. John Burton, said Tuesday. A family spokesman for Sala Burton said last weekend, after her meeting with close friends and advisers, that the congresswoman hoped to finish out her term but would not run for reelection in 1988. But John Burton's statement Tuesday indicated that she has not ruled out resigning.
NEWS
January 25, 1987 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
It is a delicate situation: Democratic Rep. Sala Burton, whose district encompasses 75% of this city, is battling cancer. And various politicians--some of them her friends--are openly lining up support to go after her seat, should it suddenly come open. Politics are always lively in the city that has produced such powerful operators as Burton's late husband, Phillip, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy.
NEWS
January 14, 1987 | United Press International
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco) is undergoing treatment for cancer in a Washington hospital, Rep. Don Edwards (D-San Jose), acting as her spokesman, confirmed Tuesday. Edwards, chairman of the California Democratic congressional delegation, said Burton has cancer, but he did not know the nature of the treatment she is receiving. Burton, 61, of San Francisco, has declined to talk for the record about her physical condition since surgery last summer, reportedly for colon cancer.
NEWS
March 21, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
How California's congressional delegation voted in Thursday's House vote on aid for the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan contras: Democrats against: Glenn M. Anderson, Jim Bates, Anthony C. Beilenson, Howard L. Berman, Douglas H. Bosco, Barbara Boxer, George E. Brown Jr., Sala Burton, Tony Coelho, Ronald V. Dellums, Julian C. Dixon, Mervyn M. Dymally, Don Edwards, Vic Fazio, Augustus F. Hawkins, Tom Lantos, Richard H. Lehman, Mel Levine, Matthew G. Martinez, Robert T.
NEWS
January 14, 1987 | United Press International
Rep. Sala Burton (D-San Francisco) is undergoing treatment for cancer in a Washington hospital, Rep. Don Edwards (D-San Jose), acting as her spokesman, confirmed Tuesday. Edwards, chairman of the California Democratic congressional delegation, said Burton has cancer, but he did not know the nature of the treatment she is receiving. Burton, 61, of San Francisco, has declined to talk for the record about her physical condition since surgery last summer, reportedly for colon cancer.
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