Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (October 5, 1932 - )is a politician from Los Angeles, California, USA. As of 2005, she is the Los Angeles County Supervisor from the 2nd district, a position she has held since 1992. During this time she has served as the Chair of the Board of Supervisors from 1993-94, 1997-98, and 2002-2003. Her husband is William Burke, a prominent philanthropist and creator of the Los Angeles Marathon.
She was born Perle Yvonne Watson in Los Angeles, California and attended public schools. Upon graduation from high school, she attended UCLA. While there she was a sorority sister with future politician Diane Watson (no relation). She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in 1953 and received her J.D. from USC Law School in 1956 before entering private practice.
Prior to representing the 2nd district, she represented the 4th district (1979-80), was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 28th district of California (1972-78), and was a member of the California State Assembly (1966-72).
During her tenure in Congress, she served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations.