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John Lowell BURTON

(1932- )

BURTON, John Lowell, (brother of Phillip Burton), a Representative from California; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 15, 1932; graduated from Lincoln High School, San Francisco, Calif., 1950; A.B., San Francisco State College, San Francisco, Calif., 1954; LL.B., University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, Calif., 1960; United States Army, 1954-1956; admitted to the California bar, 1961; lawyer, private practice; member of the California state legislature, 1965-1974; chairman, California state Democratic Party, 1973-1974; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William S. Mailliard, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (June 4, 1974-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; resumed the practice of law; member of the California state senate, 1996-2004; is a resident of San Francisco, Calif.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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